Marco's Pizza Helps Veterans Become Business Owners


Nov 05, 2015, 11:31 ET from Marco’s Pizza

CLEVELAND, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Making the transition back to civilian life can be stressful for many veterans. To help, Marco's Pizza has partnered with USACares, a non-profit organization that provides financial and job assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families.  Working together, Marco's and USA Cares will identify veterans who are interested in becoming Marco's Pizza franchisees  and through the pizza maker's Apprenticeship Program, financial assistance is provided to make the dream of becoming a business owner a reality.

To help fund this program and job assistance activities at USA Cares, Marco's Pizza stores across the country will be offering customers a FREE Cheezybread, good with a coupon on their next visit, in return for a $1 donation to veterans from November 2 through Veteran's Day on November 11.  Marco's is also challenging stores to raise the most funds, honoring employees at stores with the highest fundraising levels the chance to go the Military Bowl in Annapolis, MD. 

"We are privileged to partner with USA Cares to support our veterans," said Cathy Hull, Marco's Chief Marketing Officer.  "Marco's wants to offer new careers and ownership opportunities to veterans.  We are excited about our November fundraiser because it not only builds our Apprenticeship Program, it rewards our customers for helping an important cause."

Marco's Pizza was founded by native Italian, Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco in 1978.  Today, it's America's fastest-growing pizza company. The company has grown to operate more than 600 stores in 35 states and three countries.

USA Cares is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that helps post 9/11 military families bear the burdens of service with financial and advocacy support.  Its mission: To help with basic needs during financial crisis, to assist combat injured Veterans and their families and to prevent private military home foreclosures and evictions.  USA Cares has responded to over 65,000 requests for assistance with over $11.5 million in indirect-support grants.  Military families anywhere in America can apply for assistance through the USA Cares web site, or by calling (800) 773-0387.

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