Mason Wartman, 26, started his pizzeria, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, in Philadelphia with $250,000 that he saved while working on Wall Street. Mason’s pizza starts at $1.00 per slice, and although the pizza is good, he is known for something else entirely.
Wartman has introduced a unique way to pay it forward in the City of Brotherly Love.
Customers are allowed to spend an extra $1.00 and fill out a Post-It note as credit for someone in need.
Whenever someone is in need of food, they can come by Rosa’s, grab a Post-It, and turn it in as payment.
So far, Mason and his customers have donated 8,300 slices of pizza to the homeless and hungry.
Alongside the Post-Its are thank you notes from those who have benefitted from the program. For example:
I just want to thank everyone that donated to Rosas it gave me a place to eat everyday and the opportunity to get back on my feet. I start a new job tomorrow! Everybody wants the world to change but in order for that to happen we have to change ourselves And Rosas is a great idea and example of that. THANK YOU!