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Individual effort

4 Feb

Without the help of my favorite fundraising program, I don’t think I will be successful.

Pratin Kraisornkovit of Monrovia, CA is, by his own admission, “not part of a school, club, sport team, church, booster club, 4-H club, PTA or PTO. But even so, Pratin is a dedicated fundraiser.

Pratin approached Popcorn Palace about our fundraising program in September of 2010 after 25 of the schools, churches and charities he’d donated to wrote letters, asking for additional help. “My goal is to raise money for these organizations around Christmas 2010,” wrote Pratin. “Without the help of my favorite fundraising program, I don’t think I will be successful.


Well, Christmas has come and gone and we are pleased to report that with our popcorn and Pratin’s dedication, 17 organizations received checks for Christmas, including: Boy’s Town, AARP, Smile Train, The American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association and more.


This just goes to show that you don’t have to be part of a big organization to make a difference. Thank you Pratin for your hard work!

Fundraising With Popcorn to Fight Cancer

28 Jan

“Once you have tasted the popcorn, you want more. I will definitely do more fundraising with Popcorn Palace.”
Lorraine Robin uses Popcorn Palace’s fundraising program to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Smithfield (Rhode Island). She says, “Your popcorn is delivered fresh, no kernels and so many choices.Her first fundraiser was so successful that she decided to sell popcorn again, “My first customers liked it so much that on my second fundraiser, in addition to my new customers, most of them bought it again.” And it’s not just her customers who love Popcorn Palace’s gourmet popcorn, Lorraine has become quite the fan herself. “Once you have tasted the popcorn, you want more,” she says.

With Lorraine’s help, the first-ever Smithfield Relay for Life was able to surpass their goal and raise $41,000! According to the American Cancer Society’s website, 
“The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.”

Popcorn Palace would like to thank Lorraine Robin for choosing Popcorn Palace to help in fighting cancer. 

Riverside Apostolic UPCI: Fundraising all the way to Greece

20 Jan

“It’s easy to sell Popcorn Palace Popcorn because it tastes very good, the profit we make is awesome and people find it worth the investment.”

As the Secretary and Treasurer at At Riverside Apostolic UPCI, April Peckham knew just where to turn when she needed to raise funds to send Jacinda, a young parishioner, on a mission trip to Greece to minister to the Gypsies.Popcorn Palace was instrumental in helping us raise funds for that life-changing trip.” They’ve used Popcorn Palace to raise funds for Youth Camp/Convention scholarships, which April says, “impacts their lives in a positive way.” 



Although they’ve only been fundraising with Popcorn Palace for a year, April is sure that they’ll be back. “We’ve tried bake sales and brat fries in the past but made little profit,” she says. “When I looked into Popcorn Palace I was excited because we keep the 50 percent profit right away, there’s no expense to put into it before we see results, and you guys make it easy to raise funds!


And it’s not just the ease of selling the popcorn, which April says is “delicious,” that makes Popcorn Palace their top choice. “Your online system is convenient so I could place my order any time I had a moment to do so,” she says.



Riverside Apostolic UPCI strives to “minister to as many needs possible,” and as you can see by the photos, their work certainly seems to be reaching those in need.  

FUNdraising IN THE SUN

17 Jan

As the 2011 kicks off, we are pleased to announce the launch of our 2011 Spring/Summer fundraising catalog.

 


Featuring 12 decadent flavor options, each is available in three different sizes. For a flavor sample, the Snack Bag, with 4 cups of popcorn, is the best way to go. If you’re looking for a more substantial snack, try the Classic Jar, which contains 8 cups of popcorn. And for the popcorn fanatics or those feeding a large group, our 1 gallon Value Bags, which hold 16 cups of popcorn, are the perfect choice!

Our Spring/Summer Order Forms also offer 3 different gourmet gifts! First is the 6-Flavor Gift Sampler, which features six of our most popular flavors in a convenient carrying box. There are also 2 sampler tins, the Popcorn Palace Gift Tin and the Smiley Gift tin, both of which contain 12 flavors in 20 single serving bags. 

“Popcorn Palace” has done a great job in providing quality product that meets satisfaction.” – Fabi Rodriguez 





Email us at fundraising@popcornpalace.com or to call us at 800-873-2686 for your fundraising form.


Popcorn Palace + Aberdeen YMCA Childcare Center = $uce$$!

7 Oct
“We love fundraisers l like [Popcorn Palace]. Everyone loves popcorn!” 

Amy Severson, the preschool teacher for the YMCA Childcare Center in Aberdeen, SD, for the past 19 years, doesn’t quite remember how she became in charge of the fundraising program, but has been doing it for the many years.

The center takes care of infants from six weeks up to six-year-old children, and another building houses a program for school-aged children. In the past, they hadn’t had very many parents participate in their fundraisers and so, Severson was looking for a change. 
My children went to stay with their aunt and came home and told me about some chocolate-drizzled popcorn they had and loved,” she says. I Googled “popcorn fundraising” and that’s how I found Popcorn Palace.”  
Severson says that the product sells itself: “With this past popcorn fundraiser, we heard a story about someone’s grandparents grumbling about the price of the popcorn, but after they received it they were begging us to tell them how they could get some more! We love fundraisers l like that. Everyone loves popcorn!” They do, indeed! 

Check out the Aberdeen YMCA on Facebook here and Popcorn Palace here.

If you have a cause that you need to raise funds for (or you just love the taste of gourmet popcorn) visit Popcorn Palace today!

The Mighty Tiger Band Booster Association

28 Sep

We are proud, hardworking, and a close knit family of believers in music and how it helps us improve our lives and the lives of others in our community.
This inspirational story was brought to you in part by Ethel Burns, a loving grandmother.

Mrs. Burns agreed to become a member of her grandson’s band parent organization and within a year became, and still is the financial secretary. “I am not the fundraiser coordinator, nor have I ever been,” she explains. “However, I fill in whenever and wherever I’m needed. I love the students and I love it when I see them grow and blossom into beautiful members of society.

She continues, “The band director, Richard Beckford, is awesome. He takes kids that are literally about to be kicked out of school and society and turns them around. He takes kids who do not fit into the ‘norm’ because of some physical handicap or some label that the medical world has placed on them and within one school term they are playing music and marching with other kids in the band.

It would take hours for me to tell you how great our high school band is. Our kids are graduating with 4.0 and 3.0s and these are students that others said ‘would not make it.’ We are an inner-city school with no funds and limited instruments,” Mrs. Burns explains. “However, we are proud, hardworking, and a close knit family of believers in music and how it helps us improve our lives and the lives of others in our community.

In order to raise the needed funds for these students, the booster association has turned to Popcorn Palace. Mrs. Burns says, “God has blessed us tremendously through fundraisers and contributions! Popcorn Palace is the greatest. The product is so good that people say it is ‘addictive.’ We have so many repeat customers. Whenever I call in to place an order or to ask a question, whoever answers the telephone is so polite and courteous.” 

When school opened for the 2010-2011 year, Popcorn Palace was their first major fundraiser. The booster association offered incentives with the goal of each of their more than 200 students getting $200 or more worth of orders.  

Where does the money go? Mrs. Burns proudly reports, “This year we won Superior in every area of our state competitions. We have been invited to represent the State of Florida in a band competition to be held in Washington, DC in October at the White House Ellipse.” 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have this open fundraising activity,” she states. “We love you and we appreciate you, POPCORN PALACE, the greatest!

Check out the Mighty Tigers on Facebook here and Popcorn Palace here.

If you have a cause that you need to raise funds for (or you just love the taste of gourmet popcorn) visit Popcorn Palace today!

Tis the season for seasoned popcorn

16 Sep

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new 2010 holiday fundraising catalog.

This year’s catalog contains all of your favorites plus two exciting new flavors, Sea Salt and Spicy Cheese. Other additions are two brand-new tin designs, the  PP Gift Tin and the decorative Holiday Gift Tin.

Email us at fundraising@popcornpalace.com or to call us at 800-873-2686

Fundraising for Futbol!

9 Sep
“Popcorn Palace” has done a great job in providing quality product that meets satisfaction.”

For close to two years, Fabi Rodriguez has worked hard as the fundraising coordinator for the North San Diego Futbol Club (NSDFC) Stallions, a soccer club in Vista, CA. The players, aged between 11 and 19, sell Popcorn Palace gourmet popcorn to raise funds for their registration fees, tournament fees, uniform and more.

The team has had great success with both under-11 and under-15 the boys teams winning berths in the finals of the Hotspurs Labor Day Soccer Tournament, one of the largest labor day soccer tournaments in the country.

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Hotspurs Labor Day 2009 from Ted Bendrick – TVX Video.com on Vimeo.

According to Rodriguez, “Popcorn Palace” has done a great job in providing quality product that meets satisfaction.

The fundraiser has proven very popular in the past and the Stallions plan to keep selling it to raise funds for their soccer stars, “Popcorn Palace offers a great profit percentage for our players at NSDFC and we all love popcorn, which makes it easy to sell.” says Rodriguez.

Check out the Stallions on Facebook here and Popcorn Palace here.

If you have a cause that you need to raise funds for (or you just love the taste of gourmet popcorn) visit Popcorn Palace today!

Elmwood Park DECA Chapter: Popcorn-fueled competitors!

18 Aug
“Because of his success selling popcorn in the spring, the track coach at our school suggested that my National Honor Society sell it in the fall.” 
Karen Bear, a vocational education teacher at Elmwood Park High School in Elmwood Park, IL, has served for more than five years as the fundraising coordinator for her school’s National Honor Society. She uses Popcorn Palace for the NHS fall fundraiser, which is the only fundraiser they hold all year, and it typically lasts 3-4 weeks.

“Because of his success selling popcorn in the spring, the track coach at our school suggested that my National Honor Society sell it in the fall,” Bear explains. “We raise enough money to pay for our banquet and our teacher appreciation activities.

Bear said that she also added her DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter to the fundraiser as we need a large sum of money each year for competitions. “We have State Competition every year and for the last 6 years, we have earned the right to go to International Competition.” 

“The popcorn fundraiser is one of our best options,” she continues. “The best incentive is that I put the profits directly into student accounts for them to use to offset their own competition costs. We have spread the word about Popcorn 
Palace to other chapters in the Chicago area.”

For more info about Elmwood Park High School and its organizations, visit www.epcusd401.org/ephs.

A Dancer’s World: Fundraising that sparkles!

10 Aug
“A Dancer’s World has been in business for 17 years and the popcorn fundraiser is by far the best fundraiser we have ever had!”

Tessa, who has been the fundraiser coordinator for Dancer’s World for more than five years, said that their Popcorn Palace fundraiser was their most successful one ever. The fundraiser, which ran for 2-3 weeks, helps parents pay for their children ‘s dance classes.
Said Tessa, “A Dancer’s World has been in business for 17 years and the popcorn fundraiser is by far the best fundraiser we have ever had!
If you have a cause that you need to raise funds for (or you just love the taste of gourmet popcorn) visit Popcorn Palace today!
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