About Us

Amanda Kossoff, CEO and President of Pop for a Cause, sat down to enjoy watching a movie with her younger sister on a regular night of quarantine. She winced at the artificial yellow colored, perfluorinated compounds containing, Diacetyl infused microwavable popcorn. From that night on, she got to work, baking, taste testing, and picture taking, until she reached perfect, delicious  air-popped, homade popcorn! 
Amanda decided she wanted to donate every penny of profits to charitable causes to make a difference in the community, and hopefully the world! She has always recognized the importance of giving back. One example is throughout quarantine she has been working with the Covid Cadets to pick up and donate items to non profit organization "So What Else" who then distributes them to families in need. Amanda is also a competitive dancer and loves animals!
With your help, we can make a difference in the world and keep on popping our air popped popcorn, without detrimental chemicals inside of most microwavable popcorn! 
    
(Amanda Kossoff)
 
(One of Amanda's pets)
 
(Amanda donating to So What Else)

 

 

Meet the Student Leaders, or "POPstars" on the Pop for a Cause team!

  

 

 

 

SAMANTHA DOISCHEN

Hi! I’m Samantha and I am a sophomore located in Maryland. I am excited to be joining the Pop for a Cause team because it is a great cause and is a step in the right direction for the world! I’m looking forward to making a positive difference for the less fortunate. 

Favorite Flavor: COOKIES AND CREAM

 

ALINA PARIKH

Hi! I’m Alina Parikh and I am in 8th grade. I volunteered with Pop for a Cause during their collaboration with Erica Land Photography (I am a model ambassador), because Pop for a Cause was sponsoring So What Else's Holiday Fundraiser! It was so much fun and I love drizzling popcorn :)

Favorite Flavor: COOKIES AND CREAM

 

JORDAN COHEN

Hey! I’m Jordan and I am a student located in Maryland. I collaborated with Pop for a Cause on a Pop for a Cause Mitzvah Project and it was awesome! I am so excited to be a Pop for a Cause Ambassador (PopSTAR)! 

Favorite Flavor: KETTLE

 

 

NATHALIE LIU

I’m Nathalie and I am a sophomore located in Maryland. Helping people in need is something very meaningful to me. During this time I believe it is very important to give back and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Pop for a Cause!

Favorite Flavor: ZEBRA

 

 

GABI STEPHENSON

Hey! I'm Gabi and I volunteered last with Pop for a Cause to pop popcorn for So What Else Donors, and worked to fundraise to provide holiday meals to underserved families in the DMV through Pop for a Cause. I have such a great time at Pop for a Cause events and I can't wait for more!

Favorite Flavor: ZEBRA

 

 

CANDELA LESPADA

Hey! I’m Candela and I am a sophomore located in Maryland. I am passionate about giving back to my community and making a difference in the world. I am so happy to be a part of Pop for a Cause and having the chance to help this amazing organization. 

Favorite Flavor: SEA SALT CARAMEL

 

PEYTON GOLDMAN

Hey! I’m Peyton and I am a freshman located in Maryland. I am passionate about fundraising for impactful nonprofit organizations through Pop for Cause. Being a Pop for a Cause student ambassador is such an amazing opportunity! 

Favorite Flavor: COOKIE MONSTER

 

ANNABELLE HAPPY

My name is Annabelle and I am a senior located in Maryland. I love Pop for a Cause, and the last popping event was the most fun I have had in two years!

Favorite Flavor: KETTLE

 

CARLY SPITZ

My name is Carly and I am a junior at Winston Churchill High School. I volunteered recently at an Pop for a Cause Market Fair and I had an amazing time while earning SSL hours!

Favorite Flavor: SALTED

 

 

MADHU LOGANATHAN

I'm Madhu and I am so happy to be involved in Pop for a Cause. With such an amazing mission, I highly encourage any and all students to apply to become an ambassador!!

Favorite Flavor: CAKE BATTER

 

SAPHIRA SAVETT

Hey! I’m Saphira and I am a student located in Maryland. I am passionate about giving back to my community and making a difference in the world. I am so happy to be a part of Pop for a Cause and having the chance to help this amazing organization. 

Favorite Flavor: CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE

 

 

FARAH GOLDMAN

Hi, my name is Farah Goldman and I have been a Pop for a Cause Ambassador for a while now! This picture is when I helped out with the 440 bags going to Bullis Schools new student orientation sponsored by Pop for a Cause!

Favorite Flavor: CINNAMON SUGAR

 

DANIELLE LAND

I'm Danielle and I am a current junior located in MD! Amanda is one of my best friends and I LOVE helping out with Pop for a Cause. Making the popcorn is so satisfying ;)

Favorite Flavor: KETTLE FRUITY PEBBLE