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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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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!

Take me out to the ball game!

3 Aug

On July 18, Miyuki Kamiya, Fran Cockrell, Patty Stange from Popcorn Palace headed out to Alexian Field in Schaumburg, Illinois for a Family Day baseball game with the Schaumburg Fliers.

During the team’s Family Day games, Kids are able to run the bases after the game and the meet their favorite Flyers players for autographs. Popcorn Palace set up a table in the concourse to promote fundraising and share our delicious popcorn with the fans. 

If you weren’t able to make it out last month, we will be there again on August 27 for fireworks night!

 

Join the Flyers on Facebook here and Popcorn Palace here.

Homeward Bound Pugs: Saving Dogs in Oklahoma

8 Jul
I have done a few fundraisers but Popcorn Palace is the absolute best as far as product and profit!

 

Homeward Bound Pug Rescue and Adoption of Oklahoma saves abandoned pugs and pug mixes, pugs that are in shelters and in danger of being euthanized, and owner surrenders. Kathy Highfill, who has been the fundraising coordinator for the organization for the past two years, explains how she became involved: “I have the most precious rescue pug who is a Homeward Bound baby. I flew from California to Wisconsin where he was being fostered as soon as I saw his picture. He is the reason I am so involved in pug rescue and specifically Homeward Bound.

Homeward Bound Pugs always needs help with the tremendous veterinarian bills incurred as a result of all the pugs being vetted and treated as soon as they are brought in. “Any obvious medical needs are addressed before they can be adopted,” Highfill says. “Many come in with heartbreaking injuries and have obviously been abused and sometimes tortured by puppymillers and other heartless humans. Many are also heartworm positive.
Looking for a way to raise funds for the necessary medical treatment of these pooches, Highfill found Popcorn Palace online when she was searching for fundraising opportunities. “I’m so glad I did!” she exclaims. “I have done a few fundraisers but Popcorn Palace is the absolute best as far as product and profit!

 She runs the fundraiser over a period of several weeks and has several people willing to help. “I found many of my sellers from my Pug meet-up group. Most of my sellers are animal lovers and see the need and are more than willing to help. Each year I try to double my profit and have been successful so far. I haven’t needed any incentive yet as this is such a fun product to sell.

Visit www.homewardboundpugs.com to find out how you can get involved.

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!

Robert Alexander: Raising funds from coast to coast!

23 Jun
Caring for others is the only way you’ll ever make it in this world, please believe it!
Robert Alexander, a fundraising coordinator for four years, explains how he got into the fundraising business. “I used to be the go-to guy, the one that rallied everyone together to get a job done. So, somewhere around 2006-2007, I decided to get involved with children’s school-related organizations on both the East and West coast to raise money according to kids’ needs.” He further explains, “I did this because parents in small towns, unlike the old days, would not come together and provide for the neighborhood kids whenever an issue with money came into effect.

Some examples of organizations Alexander has helped are: a cheerleading squad that needed to raise funds for uniforms, his nephew’s Boy Scouts troop, and another Boy Scout troop whose captain had reached out to him for fundraising help.

Alexander says that he chose Popcorn Palace because he is a personal fan of the product. “I have never tasted popcorn this good EVER in my life! I have tried many types of popcorn, but I have yet to taste anything that comes close. I have tasted different, but not better,” he enthuses. “Popcorn Palace makes it easy to sell their product because they make it so delicious! I spend much less time picking my teeth when I eat this popcorn, that’s for sure! Great quality!
Alexander, now with the assistance of others, knows that sometimes fundraisers go beyond the due date, meaning there’s a request for the popcorn even after the money is raised. “It’s easy to get someone to buy the popcorn. All they do is taste it and they’re hooked. I tell them about the fundraiser efforts they can use for their particular organization.

Alexander is working towards one day being financially independent, so that if someone in his family has a legitimate need, he can provide the solution for them without them having to struggle and get it on their own. He shares his philosophy on fundraising: “I want to be able to give, because when I wasn’t able to do for myself, someone helped me. Caring for others is the only way you’ll ever make it in this world, please believe it!

Learn more about how you can raise funds easily with delicions gourmet popcorn from Popcorn Palace

ING Hoops: Making a Difference in Inglewood

3 Jun

“Out of all the fundraisers we have tried throughout the years, Popcorn Palace has been our number one fundraiser of them all!”

Founded in Inglewood, California in 2003, The ING Hoops Youth Organization became a nonprofit organization and joined the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in 2005. They now proudly boast of one of the best AAU traveling teams in the state. This group of young men are some of the most talented and dedicated around, with a coaching staff personally committed to teaching the game to the best of their ability. The team motto? One Vision, One Goal, One Team.

ING Hoops believes that positive character development can be accomplished by focusing on core values such as compassion, commitment, integrity, respect, health and responsibility. They strive to develop these values in these young men through mentoring, academics and exemplary sports. The main goal is to prepare these athletes to compete on a national level while installing Godly principles that will ultimately allow them to rise above any negative influences and activities they may encounter. By seeking the highest level of competition, it is the coaches’ goal to develop their basketball players into a position of being awarded college scholarships based on their talent and academics.

Felicia Dean, vice president of the ING Hoops Youth Travel Basketball Organization, has been the fundraising coordinator for the organization for more than five years. Dean wanted to find new and exciting ways of raising funds for the team’s equipment, tournament fees, travel expenses, etc. While searching for a fundraiser other than cookie dough or candy, a close friend told her about Popcorn Palace.

However, Dean wasn’t expecting the kind of response she got by fundraising with Popcorn Palace. “Participants were eager to buy the popcorn because it looked really good and they wanted something they could eat right away!” And since they got to keep 50 percent of the profits, it was also their most profitable one. “Out of all the fundraisers we have tried throughout the years, Popcorn Palace has been our number one fundraiser of them all!” she exclaims.
Popcorn Palace has proven so popular for the team’s fundraising, in fact, that she has people asking for it year round. “People are always asking ‘When will you be selling that good ol’ popcorn again?’ They absolutely love it!” Dean said. “It is the best fundraiser for any age group event. You are guaranteed a profit!”To learn more or to support ING Hoops Youth Organization, email them atinghoops@sbcglobal.net

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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