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Fredi The PizzaMan Foundation works with community to support students with autism

Posted at 12:30 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 00:32:37-05

WXYZ — The Pizza at Fredi The PizzaMan in Melvindale is known for being great, but it's what the man behind the business does in his off-time that makes his story even better.

Fredi Bello just made a $4,233 donation to The Lincoln Center in Wyandotte. The money came from his nonprofit: Fredi The PizzaMan Foundation. Fredi worked with educators to order equipment for a sensory room that will serve students at 17 districts Downriver.

Once the sensory room is complete, it will be used by students with autism, cognitive and emotional impairments. A sensory room is a safe space where students will be able to feel calm and decompress.

The Lincoln Center is the sixteenth school getting a helping hand from the local nonprofit. List of schools

To date, Fredi The PizzaMan Foundation has donated over $30,000 in equipment to help support students with autism.

You can join the effort. Fredi has two fundraising events coming up: a bowling event at Super Bowl Lanes in Canton on Sunday, April 26th from 10am-4pm. Fredi The PizzaMan Walk and Bowl for Autism

If you can't make it there, the 5th Annual Fredi The PizzaMan Golf Outing for Autism will be held at Washtenaw Golf Club in Ypsilanti on Saturday, August 1st from 8am-4:30pm. Fredi The PizzaMan Golf Outing for Autism

You can find more information about Fredi's efforts and how you can get involved by visiting his website: Help children with autism