In celebration of Pride Month, Daya asks fans to help choose deserving organizations making impacts in the LGBTQ+ community
SEATTLE (June 23, 2021) – MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD”, the “Company”), the purpose-led people-first, fast casual pizza brand, today announced it is teaming up with recording artist Daya (known for her hits “Sit Still, Look Pretty” and “Hide Away,” and her new EP The Difference) for its second Random Acts of MODness giving campaign. On Wednesday, June 23rd, the 22-year-old musician, songwriter, and LGBTQ+ rights advocate will take to Twitter, asking fans to help her find deserving organizations which provide support for the LGBTQ+ community. Together, Daya and MOD will choose three groups to receive $1.000 grants. To kickstart the collaboration, Daya is donating $5,000 to The Okra Project and $5,000 to The Trevor Project.
Beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 23rd, Twitter users anywhere in the United States can participate by simply tweeting their suggestions of LGBTQ+ nonprofits to @MODPizza with the hashtag #RandomActsofMODness. Daya will help MOD choose the three deserving organization who are making a difference.
Daya, who came out as bisexual on National Coming Out Day in October 2018, said, “I have been so lucky to have so much love and support from those around me. I couldn’t be more excited to pay it forward and can’t wait to hear about all of the organizations doing amazing work in LGBTQ+ communities!”
“We continue to be deeply inspired by the impact that a kind gesture can have on someone’s life and the ripple effect that this can create. It’s what we call ‘Spreading MODness,’” said Ally Svenson, co-founder and Chief Purpose Officer, MOD Pizza. “At MOD, we celebrate acceptance, inclusion and belonging every day, and June is the month when we give a special nod to our LGBTQ+ communities. We’re so grateful to Daya for helping us make a difference by Spreading MODness!”
In March, MOD Pizza launched its year-long Random Acts of MODness campaign in partnership with Grammy-nominated rapper J.I.D. Together J.I.D. and MOD gifted a car to a deserving young woman in the Atlanta area. As the year continues, MOD will look for ways to fulfill more Random Acts of MODness on social media and in our communities.
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ABOUT MOD PIZZA
MOD Pizza is a purpose-led, people-first brand founded in Seattle in 2008 by serial entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD serves individual artisan-style pizzas and salads that are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads with any combination of over 30 toppings, all for one incredible price. With 500+ locations system-wide**, MOD is committed to creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD recently earned a spot on the Fortune 2019 “Change the World” list, for its purpose-led culture and commitment to provide opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment. The Company has also been named America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic for four years running and named the most loved pizza brand by Foodable Network. MOD has earned a spot on the Inc.5000 list and has been recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail,” a “Best Workplace for Women,” a “Best Workplace for Millennials,” and a “Best Workplace for Diversity.” For more information, please visit www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
**The term “system-wide” refers to all company-operated and licensed store locations. The trademarks MOD, MOD Pizza, and the MOD Shield, are owned by MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC.
When Daya emerged at the age of 16 with her double-platinum debut single “Hide Away,” the Pennsylvania-bred multi-instrumentalist has achieved such triumphs as winning a Grammy Award,” earning gold certification for her debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty, opening for the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen and MARINA, and selling out dates on her own headlining national tour. After taking time out to recharge and rediscover herself as an artist, Daya now returns with the latest and boldest chapter in an already-phenomenal career that lets listeners in on her inner life more fully than ever before.
In recent years, Daya has turned heads with singles like “Insomnia” (a 2019 release that amassed more than 200 million streams on Spotify) and landed placements in film and television with her songs “Forward Motion” (featured in Amazon Studios’ Late Night) and “Keeping It in the Dark” (a cut from 13 Reasons Why’s season 3 soundtrack). Daya also lent her soulful vocals to songs from Gryffin, Illenium, RL Grime, NOTD, and Shallou, in addition to winning the Best Dance Recording prize at the 2017 Grammys for her performance on the worldwide chart-topping smash “Don’t Let Me Down.”
With over 2 billion streams across her catalogue, and the rising success of “Bad Girl,” Daya proves she is an unstoppable artist to watch. Stay tuned for more from her soon.