Corporate Friends of We Care Award

The CORPORATE FRIEND OF WE CARE AWARD is presented to a company for their commitment and support of Friends of We Care, in our efforts to assist sending children with disabilities to Easter Seals summer camps.


2017 Winner – Mamma’s Pizza

The restaurant business has always been a part of Mauro Galli’s life. He spent his early years living in an apartment above the original Monte Carlo Restaurant in Forest Hill, home of the famous Mamma’s Pizza. It was a family company where he spent countless nights working alongside his parents and grandparents. His Grandmother Lidia Danesi’s picture is now on the cover of every box of Mamma’s Pizza sold.

Mauro studied hospitality management and at the age of 21 took over the family restaurant. The company expanded to the special events business and then eventually began to franchise. In 2017, Mamma’s Pizza celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Fifteen years ago, Mauro wanted to reach out to the community and that was when he first discovered Friends of We Care and Easter Seals. Since that time the company has raised tens of thousands of dollars through its annual “Mamma’s Day”, where pizzas are sold in heart-shaped boxes for $4.99 with one dollar going directly to helping kids with disabilities.

Mamma’s does year round coin collections in all of its stores and they also donate food to many Easter Seals events. You can also see Mamma’s phone panel on the Easter Seals Telethon every year as a corporate sponsor.

Friends of We Care would like to thank and congratulate Mauro Galli and Mamma’s Pizza for their community involvement and support of kids with disabilities. Congratulations on receiving the 2017 Corporate Friend Award.


Past Winners Corporate Friend of We Care Award:
  • 2016 C.W. Shashky & Associates Ltd.
  • 2015 Olymel L.P.
  • 2014 Saputo Dairy Products (Canada)
  • 2013 Procter and Gamble Professional
  • 2012 International Pacific Sales
  • 2011 Ecolab Co.
  • 2010 Sysco Canada
  • 2009 Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd.
  • 2008 Morgan Scott Partnership, A Bunzl Company
  • 2007 GFS Canada
  • 2006 Janes Family Foods Ltd.
  • 2005 Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • 2004 Foodservice & Hospitality magazine
  • 2003 Cara Operations Limited &Dinecorp Hospitality Inc.
  • 2002 Serca Foodservice
  • 2001 Kraft Canada Inc
  • 2000 LCBO
  • 1999 Flanagan Foodservice
  • 1998 ARAMARK Canada Ltd.
  • 1997 Kelsey’s International