Pie it Forward - Back to School Style

“Pie it Forward” to Foster Youth in Need this Back to School Season

Placentia, Calif.—July 14th, 2021— Polly’s Pies, a family-owned Southern California dining destination for more than 50 years with 14 locations, is launching Pie it Forward: Back to School Style in an effort to collect new shoes for local foster and community youth in partnership with the well-known Orangewood Foundation based in Santa Ana, Calif. The popular eatery will kick off the promotion on Instagram on July 19th with pie giveaways.

“I always remember being so excited to get new shoes, clothes, and school supplies before school started; we forget that so many don’t get that same experience”, says Jacklyn Mitosinka, Director of Brand Development for the restaurant and granddaughter of one of the founders. Giving back runs in the family; Brooke Smith and Kate Schlentz, also granddaughters of the owners, started the Silly Sisters Shoe Drive back in 2015 and were the inspiration for the Pie it Forward: Back to School Style Campaign. Jacklyn states, “our grandfather has instilled in us the importance of giving back to the community and the importance of education. We hope to continue his legacy through our Pie it Forward: Back to School Style campaign.”

To participate in Pie it Forward: Back to School Style:

  • Drop off a pair of new shoes to your local Polly’s from July 19th to August 9th and receive a free slice of pie!
  • Purchase a whole pie from Saturday, July 24th to Sunday, July 25th and Polly’s will donate a portion of every pie sold to the Orangewood Foundation.
  • Visit to make a one-time donation. become a monthly supporter, or to get information on becoming a foster parent.


Polly’s Pies has 14 locations throughout Southern California, including Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Montebello, Norco, Santa Ana, Orange, La Mirada, Yorba Linda, Hemet, Moreno Valley, Laguna Hills, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, and Cerritos. For more information on “Pie it Forward,” visit and for more information on the Orangewood Foundation, please visit

About Polly’s Pies:
Founded in 1968 by brothers Eddie & Donald Sheldrake, Polly’s Pies has been family-owned and operated for more than 50 years. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and an assortment of fresh bakery items throughout Orange, Riverside, and LA Counties.