Papa Gino’s Joins HMEA in Celebrating 20th Anniversary of incredABLE Day

by | Apr 27, 2021

Papa Gino’s is excited to announce that, in partnership with Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA), the brand will hold a series of fundraisers through the months of April and May in an effort to raise money for HMEA‘s mission to teach, support, and empower people with developmental disabilities, and their families, to live meaningful lives of their choice.

One of these fundraisers is happening on April 28 at the Papa Gino’s restaurant in Auburn located at 459 Southbridge St. Supporters are asked to order No Contact Carry Out or Delivery from the Auburn Papa Gino’s between 4:00 and 9:00 PM, and 20% of sales will go directly to HMEA. To participate in the fundraiser, guests should mention the fundraiser at checkout, or if ordering online, should enter coupon 19 in the payment screen.

“We are so grateful for our ongoing relationship with Papa Gino’s,” said Doug MacPherson, VP of Development at HMEA. “These fundraisers give us the opportunity to generate critical funds that help us offer a lifetime of comprehensive services in our communities. Plus, partnering with Papa Gino’s allows our supporters to take a night off from cooking while supporting local restaurants. Everyone wins!”

The program, “Take-Out to Give-Back,” and its 20 fundraisers are commemorating the 20th anniversary of HMEA’s incredABLE Day, which celebrates the ABLE in all of us. More information on the program can be found here.

These fundraisers also coincide with both Papa Gino’s and HMEA’s respective 60th birthday year in New England! Papa Gino’s was founded in 1961 with one restaurant in East Boston. 60 years later, it has grown into a neighborhood staple across New England, with nearly 100 locations. Throughout the year, Papa Gino’s will be celebrating this milestone with special giveaways, community engagement programs and more. HMEA was also founded in 1961, with their official anniversary on May 16, 2021. The organization will be holding a Stroll Down Memory Lane Event on that day, celebrating virtually with their expansive network of supported individuals, staff, families, friends, and supporters.

“Papa Gino’s is proud to be a hometown staple in so many communities across New England and is grateful to give back through a variety of programs,” said Deena McKinley, CMO of Papa Gino’s. “We couldn’t be more excited to share in our birthday festivities with HMEA, an organization that shares our New England roots and enthusiasm for community engagement, and one that is improving the lives of over 5,000 children and adults with disabilities, and their families.”


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