By Kathi Reichert
Greek’s Pizzeria has been providing Zionsville with delicious pizza for more than two years, and now there is something more to your local neighborhood hangout – pizza with a purpose.
Every Tuesday Greek’s Pizza hosts a fundraiser night with 15 percent of the proceeds from dine-in or carryout orders going directly toward a select charity. Greek’s hosted two fundraisers just last month; Operation Honduras and a Haiti Mission trip through Zionsville Community High School.
“This is a community which comes out and supports things like that. We’re lucky to live in a community like Zionsville. People will give their money to help benefit people that are in more need,” said storeowner Mike Cole.
Cole’s whole heart is in Zionsville and believes together we can make a difference in helping others.
“There’s a lot more people out there in greater need than us. We live in a thriving community. I think we have to look outside our community to help out any way we can.”
This concept is not new for Cole. He initiated fundraisers at a Greek’s Pizzeria he owned in Fort Wayne, Ind., and has helped everyone from fire departments to policemen to natural disaster victims and churches; even a political candidate.
Cole is looking for your help to get more dates on the books at Greek’s Pizzeria. Any charitable cause will be considered and the proceeds will be donated directly to the organization following the event. A donation jar is also left on the counter before and after the event so patrons can give if they can’t make it in on the charity night.
“The employees love it. We staff up for it,” Cole said. “A lot of times our high school wait-staff will be out there and they will know a lot of the people coming in. The community is so small but everyone is connected. It’s a big town but it still has that small town feel.”
For more information or to have your charity considered, contact Mike Cole at Greek’s Pizzeria at 344-2999 or through Facebook at Greek’s Pizzeria Zionsville.
Greek’s Pizzeria – 30 N. Main St.
11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday