This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
‘Tis the season for giving… in so many ways. Not just gifts to friends and family members, but also to our neighbors and children who need help right here in the Dayton area. Personally, giving back is a big priority in our house, especially at Christmas time. And now that we have a three-year-old, we want him to see that the holidays aren’t just about crossing your fingers and hoping that Santa brings you every Paw Patrol figure on your list, they’re also about helping those people around us who need some extra help and holiday cheer.
Every November, I add our family’s list of charitable organizations right to our shopping list of people to buy for so they don’t get overlooked. There’s truly no better feeling than seeing the great work that our favorite non-profits are doing throughout the year and knowing that our family’s small contribution has helped them in a very big way. If your family doesn’t already contribute regularly to a local non-profit, I can’t encourage you enough to do so. Even the smallest of donations can help in such a big way! And here’s a great way to start helping…
This December, you can easily brighten a local child’s holiday and spread holiday cheer in Dayton with Piada Italian Street Food! Every time you give back, you can enjoy a free meal, too. How awesome is that?!
Piada is holding a gift card drive in December benefiting Dayton Children’s Hospital. Gift cards, of any denomination, will be accepted at all three Piada locations in the Dayton area (Kettering, Centerville and Beavercreek) In exchange, each guest who donates a gift card will receive a free meal at Piada, including Piadas, Pasta Bowls and Chopped Salads.
One of my favorite restaurants + one of my favorite local organizations to donate to? Win win!
The gift card drive kicks off TODAY, Monday, December 7, and runs through Sunday, December 27, 2015.
Making a child feel special during the holiday season is exceptionally important for both Piada and Dayton Children’s Hospital, especially for families who cannot be in their own homes during difficult times.
Why gift cards? Providing gift cards to in-need patients and their families is the best way to get them exactly what they need this holiday season. In fact, gift cards are at the top of Dayton Children’s Hospital’s wish list and allow kids and families to pick out their own toys and gifts, as well as purchase necessities such as food, clothing, medicine and gasoline.
What gift cards are being accepted? Gift cards, of any denomination, are being accepted from gas stations, restaurants, grocery and popular retail stores (examples include: Target, Meijer, Walmart and others).
When is the gift card drive? From December 7-27, 2015.
What is Piada? It’s a fast casual, authentic Italian eatery with choices of fresh grill items, sauces, dressings and toppings, which can be added to three main entrees: a Piada, Pasta Bowl or Chopped Salad. Menu items are made-to-order and guests can choose from more than 30 healthy ingredients. Piadas are like wraps, reimagined—they have a thin crust, made from handmade dough that is freshly baked on a stone grill. Then, the piada is filled with Italian-inspired ingredients and hand-rolled to perfection.
Where is Piada? Piada has three Dayton locations, which are open daily from 10:45 a.m. until 10 p.m.: Fairfield Crossing (3286-B Pentagon Boulevard in Beavercreek), 4397 Far Hills Avenue in Kettering, and 1047 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Washington Township.
For more information, visit http://mypiada.com/blog/pay-it-forward-dayton and www.childrensdayton.org. Be sure to follow them on social media, too. Piada Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Dayton Children’s Hospital Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
From personal experience, I can say that the work being done at Dayton Children’s is nothing short of extraordinary, and we’re so blessed to have such an incredible resource right here in our own backyard. Soon after my son was born, we had to make multiple trips to Dayton Children’s when he was only months old for multiple hip scans to make sure his hip joints were growing properly. (He was breech.) I was continually impressed with the level of care he received and the unique way each physician, nurse and specialist knew how to handle even the smallest of patients. It’s a truly remarkable place.
I hope this wonderful campaign will encourage you to pick up a few extra gift cards this holiday season to help children right here in the Miami Valley – and enjoy a delicious, free meal at Piada! 🙂