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Jets fans ensure Main Street Project clients will have plenty of pizza for playoff parties

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A photo of Main Street Project clients enjoying a slice of pizza while cheering on the Winnipeg Jets has prompted an outpouring of social media love, as well as a guarantee that those at the shelter will be kept in pizza so long as the Jets keep winning.

Main Street Project joined Winnipeg Whiteout revelers Friday night, sharing a picture of pizza boxes stacked high and people on the floor, eyes turned up to the game, pizza in hand.

“Our folks in shelter are having a pizza party and cheering on the NHL Jets tonight!” Reads the tweet, which garnered plenty of likes, as did the same photos shared on Facebook.

“Aw – that is awesome,” wrote one person.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 14/4/2018 (246 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A photo of Main Street Project clients enjoying a slice of pizza while cheering on the Winnipeg Jets has prompted an outpouring of social media love, as well as a guarantee that those at the shelter will be kept in pizza so long as the Jets keep winning.

Main Street Project joined Winnipeg Whiteout revelers Friday night, sharing a picture of pizza boxes stacked high and people on the floor, eyes turned up to the game, pizza in hand.

Main Street Project Inc. posted on their page that "Our folks in shelter are having a pizza party and cheering on the Winnipeg Jets tonight!‬" (Facebook photo)</p>

Main Street Project Inc. posted on their page that "Our folks in shelter are having a pizza party and cheering on the Winnipeg Jets tonight!‬" (Facebook photo)

"Our folks in shelter are having a pizza party and cheering on the NHL Jets tonight!" Reads the tweet, which garnered plenty of likes, as did the same photos shared on Facebook.

"Aw – that is awesome," wrote one person.

"SO AMAZING!" Wrote another.

Other people added heart emojis as well as a thumbs up.

Inspired by the response, a board member started an online fundraiser to see about keeping the spirit up. Within hours, it had surpassed the initial $1,000 goal. The goal has since been upped to $3,000.

"The comments are just so supportive and a lot of people are saying things like, ‘everybody deserves to celebrate,’" said Cindy Titus, communications fund development coordinator with Main Street Project.

"I think that’s a really important point: everybody loves the Jets," she said. "Everyone from Tuxedo to downtown and even the most vulnerable in our city want to celebrate how well they’re doing."

Pizza is an obvious way to celebrate, Titus said, "everybody loves pizza, who doesn’t love pizza?"

Main Street Project specifically orders from Santa Lucia because the pizza place already donates 20 pizzas on the first Monday of every month. Titus said they wanted to share their gratitude.

"We’re super grateful," she said.

The Jets, who beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 and 4-1 during the first two games in Winnipeg, are in Minnesota Sunday for game three.

Main Street Project will be watching — with pizza.

jane.gerster@freepress.mb.ca

 

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