Community

Literacy

BOOK IT!

The Pizza Hut Book It! Program launched in 1984 and over 35 years later, the program is still going strong. Teachers love the program because it helps motivate students to read more books.

Teachers set reading goals for students in the class. Students who reach their monthly goal, receive a Reading Award Certificate, redeemable for a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza. Students can earn up to 6 Reading Award Certificates each school year. That's a lot of pizza!

BOOK IT! Enrollment (for teachers):
Hawaii teachers -- call 1-800-4-BOOKIT or click here.
Guam teachers -- call 1-671-649-1854.
BOOK IT! materials are always free to schools.

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Taco Bell Foundation

Taco Bell is proud to support the communities where we operate. The Taco Bell Foundation was founded in 1992 and today is focused on youth empowerment by helping young people explore their career passion with scholarships, experience and community support. Funds are raised during select periods via national Taco Bell fundraisers like “Round Up” where customers can donate a small amount by rounding up their check to the nearest dollar. These small donations add up quickly and fund valuable scholarships to many future leaders. By 2021, the Taco Bell Foundation will have awarded more than 110 million in Live Mas Scholarships and grants to support nonprofits focused on education and career readiness. For more information on the Taco Bell Foundation, Live Mas Scholarships or to donate to the Taco Bell Foundation, go to www.tacobellfoundation.org.

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Hawaii Pizza Hut Literacy Fund

Pizza Hut has a long history of supporting literacy organizations. Over $4.5 million was raised in Hawaii since 1992. The Hawaii Pizza Hut Literacy Fund is a donor advised fund established at the Hawaii Community Foundation. Its main purpose is to increase reading and literacy in Hawaii.

Hawaii Pizza Hut also provides college scholarships awarded annually.

2020-2021 Scholarship Year Recipients include:

  • Angelica Raza-Furtado – University of Hawaii Manoa
  • Chelsie Sen – University of Hawaii Manoa
  • Hualalai Ahakuelo-Kepa – University of Hawaii Manoa
  • Nicole Ann Acasio – University of Hawaii Manoa
  • Trystan Freitas – University of Hawaii Manoa

For more information on Hawaii Pizza Hut Literacy Fund Grants or Scholarships, click here.