Monday, January 31, 2011

Bagels for Babies Benefit Magee-Women's Foundation

Panera Bread to donate 100% of the proceeds from cinnamon crunch bagels on February 1st to Magee-Womens Foundation in honor of Magee's Centennial Celebration.

PITTSBURGH, PA, January 25, 2010 – In honor of the Centennial Birthday of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Panera Bread is hosting Bagels for Babies on February 1st, donating 100% of the Cinnamon Crunch bagel proceeds in all 26 Pittsburgh-area café locations to Magee-Womens Foundation in support of Women and Infant Health Research.

Panera Bread plans to extend Bagels for Babies and its support of Magee-Womens Foundation by donating a portion of the proceeds of any bagel pack purchased on February 2nd through the end of the month.

Throughout the months of January and February, Magee-Womens Foundation is the Operation Dough-Nation partner in the Pittsburgh market benefitting from the canister donations at the registers in all 26 Pittsburgh bakery-cafés. Panera Bread also supported the Magee’s 100th Birthday by providing gifts for the first 100 mothers to give birth at Magee-Womens Hospital in 2011.

Panera Bread and its franchisees support charitable causes through its Operation Dough-Nation program. Since it was founded in 1992 to formalize Panera’s commitment to community involvement, Operation Dough-Nation has contributed both monetary and bread donations through its Community Breadbox™ and Day-End Dough-Nation™ programs to local food pantries, hunger relief agencies and other community organizations.

About Covelli Enterprises

Covelli Enterprises operates more than 180 bakery-cafés in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Florida. Covelli Enterprises is the nation's largest franchisee of Panera, LLC.

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