Cristy’s Pizza Launches “Community Giving Round-Up” Program to Give Back to Local Communities

By Jenna Malcolm

Cristy’s Marketing Director
May 9, 2023


Starting in May, Cristy’s Pizza will be launching a new program called “Community Giving Round-Up” This program is designed to give back to the communities that have been so supportive of Cristy’s Pizza over the years. Every two months, a new cause will be featured on the Cristy’s Pizza website, and customers will have the opportunity to round up or donate to the cause at the end of their online and in-store orders. Once the two-month donation period has ended, 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to a local organization or charity that supports the chosen cause and Cristy’s will match a portion of the proceeds.

When Chris Hammack and Jason Biggs started in the pizza business over 33 years ago, they wanted to create a place that served great pizza, provided opportunities for our team members to grow, and give back to the community. Over the years, Cristy’s Pizza has grown to 7 locations throughout Ohio including Lancaster, Baltimore, Circleville, Amanda, Logan, and Chillicothe, and has become an integral part of these communities. With the launch of this program, Cristy’s Pizza is taking another step towards fulfilling its mission of giving back.

The causes featured on the Cristy’s Pizza website will be selected by Cristy’s team members and will reflect issues that are close to their hearts. These causes may range from supporting local recovery centers and abuse shelters to helping those with terminal illnesses or supporting those with disabilities. By involving the team members in the selection process, Cristy’s Pizza is building their family/community culture by creating a sense of community and purpose among their team members, while also giving back to the communities they serve.

Customers who order online or in-store at Cristy’s Pizza will be given the option to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or donate a specific amount to the cause of the month. These donations may seem small, but they can add up quickly and make a big difference in the lives of those who need it most. By donating 100% of the proceeds to local organizations and charities, Cristy’s Pizza hopes to make a meaningful impact in their communities.

Cristy’s has announced that the first Community Giving Round Up cause will be to support local recovery centers. A cause that is important to one of the owners, Chris Hammack. “Like many of us, I have witnessed the negative effects of substance abuse on people I know from all walks of life. The trail of damage affects everyone in our communities in one form or another”, he says. “Over the years, I have contacted the recovery center to find help for people close to me in need, including some members of my team. The Recovery Center staff has and continues to save lives and help families stay together. A true lifesaving organization to our communities.” Chris has had the privilege of working with the Lancaster Tour De Cause, a local fundraising organization dedicated to making Lancaster and Fairfield County a better place to live.

Cristy believes that supporting recovery centers is a meaningful way to give back. By partnering with these organizations, they hope to help provide resources and support for individuals who are working towards overcoming addiction and rebuilding their lives. Cristy’s Pizza would like to thank its Team Members and loyal customers for their continued support and for helping them give back to their communities.