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 award more than $21 million in Live Mas Scholarships. For more information on the Taco Bell Foundation, Live Mas Scholarships or to donate to the Taco Bell Foundation, go to www.tacobellfoundation.org.

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.

2019 Hawaii Pizza Hut Literacy Fund grants include:

  • Read to Me International Foundation
  • Hawaii Theatre for Youth
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island
  • Boys and Girls Club of Maui, Inc.
  • Hana Arts Afterschool Drama & Music Club

Hawaii Pizza Hut also provides college scholarships awarded annually.

2019-2020 Scholarship Year Recipients include:

  • Christiane-Lih Cain – University of Hawaii Manoa
  • Misty-Leigh Carter – Chaminade University Honolulu
  • Kirsten Freeman – University of Hawaii West Oahu
  • Chelsie Sen – University of Hawaii Manoa

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