Pizza Hut Makes Festive Deliveries to Stepping Stones Families

Date posted: January 3, 2018

Pizza Hut Sponsors Holiday Gifts for Stepping Stones Participant Families I Cincinnati, Ohio

Local Pizza Hut leaders Lisa Drees, Adam Mitchell, Lisa Webster, Mike Heimburg and Michael Hill deliver holiday gifts to local families.

Pizza Hut Spreads Holiday Cheer in Cincinnati!

Donning Santa hats and bearing gifts that ranged from a microwave to a fish tank, Pizza Hut managers granted holiday wishes in December to four families with individuals that attend Stepping Stones’ programs.

Since 2016, Greater Cincinnati’s Pizza Hut franchisee CFL Pizza has raised more than $35,000 for Stepping Stones. The holiday gift exchange and festive deliveries was a way for Pizza Hut managers to continue our partnership and spread holiday cheer through the Stepping Stones’ community. 

The generosity of the Pizza Hut employees provided a full spread of presents under the families’ Christmas trees! Among the gifts were clothes, shoes, bed linens, a toaster, DVD players, movies and grocery store gift cards to purchase all the fixings for their holiday meals.

“We were thrilled to be able to fulfill the wishes of the four incredible families,” said Lisa Webster, CFL Pizza Director of Operations. “Their requests were very simple – nothing extravagant or expensive.”

The holiday gift-giving rounded out a full year of fundraising and on-site volunteering by CFL Pizza employees, including a successful spring fundraising drive that invited customers to add a donation to Stepping Stones onto their orders. Pizza Hut staff also joined Stepping Stones participants for pizza-making sessions, spent a day spreading mulch at one of our four campuses and donated pizzas for staff and participants at numerous events throughout the year.

“We love interacting with the participants, watching them work to fullest capacity,” Webster said. “We walk from our volunteer opportunities feeling really, really good. It’s the participants who keep us coming back. They are amazing.”

Pizza Hut Sponsors Holiday Gifts for Stepping Stones Participant Families I Cincinnati, Ohio

Janet R. smiles with a holiday tree from Pizza Hut leaders.

Pizza Hut Sponsors Holiday Gifts for Stepping Stones Participant Families I Cincinnati, Ohio

Ronda, mother of a Stepping Stones’ participant, with Lisa Webster, Lisa Drees, Mike Heimburg, Michael Hill and Adam Mitchell.

Pizza Hut Sponsors Holiday Gifts for Stepping Stones Participant Families I Cincinnati, Ohio

In the fall, Pizza Hut visited Stepping Stones’ Norwood Adult Day program for pizza-making demonstrations.

Pizza Hut Sponsors Holiday Gifts for Stepping Stones Participant Families I Cincinnati, Ohio

Pizza Hut Sponsors Holiday Gifts for Stepping Stones Participant Families I Cincinnati, Ohio

CFL Pizza Director of Operations Lisa Webster volunteers at Stepping Stones’ summer day camp with Meg.

Pizza Hut Sponsors Holiday Gifts for Stepping Stones Participant Families I Cincinnati, Ohio

Michelle Kramer of the Colerain Pizza Hut volunteers at Summer Day Camp, helping Marvin with an astronomy project.

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