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Donatos & Cheryl’s® Sweetness of the Holidays Returns Benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Columbus, OH - 12/4/2017

Donatos Pizza and Cheryl’s Cookies have once again partnered this Holiday season in an effort to support life-saving research and care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Sweetness of the Holidays campaign began Nov. 14 and will run until Jan. 8, 2018.
For the fourth-consecutive year, patrons of the Columbus-based pizzeria will have an opportunity to purchase Cheryl’s signature buttercream frosted cut-out gourmet cookies for $1 each. The cookies will be packaged in special Nationwide Children’s wrapping and patrons will notice the hospital’s iconic blue butterfly complemented by the recognized Cheryl’s script.
Additionally, Pepsi will donate 50 cents to Nationwide Children’s when customers purchase a 20-ounce bottle of Aquafina water at participating central Ohio Donatos locations.
New in 2017, customers also will have an option to purchase cookies and donate online at
“On behalf of all the patients and families and staff here at Nationwide Children’s, we are extremely grateful for the continued giving spirit of both Donatos and Cheryl’s cookies, especially during the Holiday Season,” said Niki Shafer, senior vice president, outreach, Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “This relationship with Donatos and Cheryl’s provides the hospital additional opportunities to provide world-class healthcare and research to children everywhere.”
About Donatos Pizza
Donatos Pizza, founded in 1963 by Jim Grote, is family-owned and operated, and headquartered in Columbus Ohio. The creator of Edge to Edge® pizza, Donatos is recognized as one of the premier regional pizza chains in the USA, using only the freshest ingredients and highest food and safety standards to create delicious, quality products. Donatos and its franchise partners operate more than 150 restaurants in 9 states, and its products are proudly served in more than 15 entertainment and sports venues. For more information on Donatos Pizza, visit
About Cheryl’s®
Founded in 1981 by Cheryl Krueger and her college roommate, Caryl Walker, Cheryl’s® has grown to become a brand that loyal customers trust for the finest fresh-baked gifts and desserts prepared to the highest quality standards, backed by friendly service. Cheryl’s (1-800-443-8124 and offers a delicious and diverse selection of individually wrapped cookies, brownies and cakes for all of life’s moments. Among the company’s signature products are its cut-out cookies topped with buttercream frosting. Cheryl’s products are made from scratch and available in special configurations as well as with elegant satin ribbons that can be customized for specific occasions.  Headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of Westerville and part of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM family of brands, Cheryl’s is a multi-faceted business comprised of retail stores, a high-traffic website, catalogs, and a successful Business Gift Division.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at

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