Hearts & Homes for Youth and MOD Pizza join together to Spread MODness in Celebration of MOD’s Eighth Birthday


MOD to donate $1 for every pizza sold to provide hope for at-risk youth and families

HOUSTON (November 14, 2016) – MOD Pizza, known for its focus on making a positive impact in their communities, is teaming up with Hearts & Homes for Youth to launch its annual Spreading MODness campaign in Columbia, MD.  The MOD Squad will be donating $1.00 for every pizza sold to Hearts & Homes for Youth from November 22 through 27, 2016.

MOD Pizza, 10000 Town Center Ave, Columbia, MD 21044

Hearts & Homes for Youth joins over 175 non-profits across the U.S. that will be the beneficiaries of Spreading MODness 2016 – a week at MOD which is focused on supporting at-risk youth and families across the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Spreading MODness again this year! Last year, the donation went toward general operating expenses, which includes necessities, academic support, recreational experiences, and so much more to support the growth, development, and healing of the youth in our care. Many of our kids have gone without unconditional support, reassurance, and sometimes the basic necessities,” said Chloe Perez, President & CEO. “The holidays are a HARD time of year for the kiddos at Hearts & Homes, but it’s also a special time of year! We wrap as much LOVE and HOPE around them as possible. Thank you to MOD Pizza for supporting local charities!”

Added Ally Svenson, co-founder of MOD Pizza, “Our birthday is always a special week – it is a time when we spotlight the idea that ‘simply doing the right thing’ – taking care of one another and our communities – can have a lasting impact.  Moments of generosity and gratitude happen daily in our stores, and we want to pay that forward to our communities. We are proud to call these inspiring charities our partners and to help draw attention to the important work they do every day.”

This year celebrates the fourth year of Spreading MODness, and through its celebration of “Gratitude with Attitude”, each of MOD’s 182 stores will be supporting their local charity, with a goal to donate over $250,000 in 18 states and the UK. To learn more watch Spreading MODness 2016 or visit our blog http://modpizza.com/spreading-modness/ to see stories on how MOD is using their business as a platform for good.



A pioneer of the fast casual pizza segment, MOD Pizza was founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas and salads are made on demand, letting customers choose whatever they like from over 30 toppings, all for one set price. At the core of MOD is a purpose-led culture that’s committed to being a force for good in the community – creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD was recently ranked as America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic; earned a spot on the Inc. 500 list as one of American’s fastest-growing private companies in 2016, and the Inc. 5000 in 2015; and was recognized by Fortune as one of the 20 best workplaces in retail for its progressive hiring practices and career-growth opportunities. MOD has locations across 18 states and the U.K. To learn more, visit modpizza.com.

ABOUT Hearts & Homes for Youth:

Hearts & Homes for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young survivors to build brighter futures. Youth in our care have experienced abused, neglect, mental health issues, homelessness, and other trauma. We provide them with a stable homelike environment and supportive services to enable them to make positive life choices.