How I Got to #PassThePizza to L.A.-Based Nonprofit, GenerationHer

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 A photo with Dianna Smiley, founder of GenerationHer & Anabel M.

A photo with Dianna Smiley, founder of GenerationHer & Anabel M.

Papa John's Pizza is giving back by letting People #PassThePizza

When one of the country's largest pizza chains (and my favorite for that matter) wants to do something nice for your community, you know it's going to be a good month. Thanks Papa John's!

June 2018 is off to a great start, friends!

I had a productive weekend that began with a visit to the Coalition for Responsible Community Development Center, located at 28th street in Los Angeles. That's where a bi-monthly GenerationHer meeting was taking place and I was there to serve as the middle person between Papa John's Pizza (who's currently rewarding deserving people and organizations with free, delicious pizza) and GenerationHer, which supports teen moms.

 Teen moms at the GenerationHer Meeting in Los Angeles on June 3, 2018, were gifted baby clothes, diapers, formula and enjoyed free Papa John's Pizza.

Teen moms at the GenerationHer Meeting in Los Angeles on June 3, 2018, were gifted baby clothes, diapers, formula and enjoyed free Papa John's Pizza.

Here's how it all happened:

Papa John's Pizza reached out asked if I knew of an organization making an impact in my community to whom I'd want to #PassThePizza.

I know of many organizations but considering my work over at Mommy In Los Angeles® Magazine, I'm particularly enthusiastic about organizations that support moms in Los Angeles.

I contacted GenerationHer and asked if they would allow us to #PassThePizza over the weekend.

Dianna Smiley, the organization's founder graciously agreed to have us there on Saturday, June 2 and share a yummy Papa John's Pizza lunch with the LA-Chapter members of GenerationHer.

FYI, GenerationHer "seeks to empower teenage mothers, ages 13-23, and their children by connecting them to a supportive community of other teen mothers and adult mentors, impacting their future in a positive way."

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Pass The Pizza!

Overall, it was a great afternoon.

Not only was I able to listen to a round-table discussion about effective ways of disciplining a child (trust me, we can all use the tips), I also met some awesome teen parents that are making an effort to give their children the best life possible. They shared stories about life and raising babies, all while enjoying yummy pizza!

If you're interesting in helping GenerationHer with donations and opportunities for local teen moms to succeed in our city, visit www.GenerationHer.com.

 GenerationHer Member Tiffany Lopez enjoys Papa John's Pizza during the organization's bi-monthly meeting in Los Angeles on June, 2, 2018.

GenerationHer Member Tiffany Lopez enjoys Papa John's Pizza during the organization's bi-monthly meeting in Los Angeles on June, 2, 2018.

 GenerationHer Member Karol Gutierrez, 19, enjoys a warm cheesy slice of Papa John's Pizza on June 2, 2018.

GenerationHer Member Karol Gutierrez, 19, enjoys a warm cheesy slice of Papa John's Pizza on June 2, 2018.

Did You Know You can #PassThePizza Too?

You can request Papa John’s #PassThePizza to deserving friends, families, coworkers, communities, or charities.

Write to @PapaJohns and tell them who deserves some free pizza for all the good they’ve done this year.

Tag the person or organization and use #PassThePizza.

@PapaJohns will #PassThePizza on Twitter to up to 60,000 unsung community heroes. Selected recipients will get a direct message with a digital pizza code for a free large one-topping pizza. For more information, visit www.papajohns.com.

Thanks for reading, friends!

Xo,

-Anabel M.

I was contacted by Papa John's Pizza to participate in their campaign, #PassThePizza. I did not receive compensation for this post but the nonprofit organization I recommended received a generous amount of pizza from the company. All opinions are my own.