From a press release:
Old St. Mary’s School, a faith and service-based growing Catholic school in the South Loop of Chicago, is proud to announce that Joe Aurelio, owner of Aurelio’s Pizzeria, is being named the 2016 recipient of the school’s Good Neighbor Award.
Aurelio’s is a south suburbs favorite and recently opened in the South Loop at 1212 S. Michigan Avenue. Joe Aurelio inherited the family business from his father, who started the pizzeria in 1959 in Homewood, Illinois at age 26.
The Aurelio family has a long history of giving back to local communities. Even in the short time they’ve been in the South Loop they’ve made a difference. Aurelio’s Pizza hosts many fundraising events for schools, parent teacher associations and local sports team. Organizations can earn 15 percent of the proceeds from the events.
Aurelio’s also recently partnered with Shedd Aquarium for Great Lakes Action Day to pick up debris along Lake Michigan specifically along 12th Street Beach.