Pop for a Cause, Inc. is now a registered 501(c)3 and offers SSL hours! Need hours? Sign up to become an ambassador below and make popcorn to make a difference!
🌎 HAPPY EARTH DAY! 🌎
🌱RECAP from our Earth Month Festival with @wchsgardening ! Our primary purpose in hosting this event was to promote environmental awareness and help build the next generation's passion for helping the world around them! We also raised $627 for the Amazon Conservation Association, swipe to see our donations impact!
🌲In Rockville Town Center, on April 3rd, 2022 Pop for a Cause teamed up with Churchill Gardening to support something we can’t live without: the Amazon Rainforest. The festival consisted of recyclable bowling, pot planting, temporary tattoos, make your own pins, recyclable relay race, pot decorating, endangered animal awareness, recyclable art, Environmental Solutions collage, and MORE!
🌳Huge thank you to every participant, every donor, and of course our AMAZING volunteers! Now is the time to protect our planet. By taking part in activities like picking up litter, planting trees, or participating in our Earth Month festival, we're making our world a happier, healthier place to live.
😁 Today @popforacause donated 300 much needed handmade oral care kits to @awidercircle for their to residents in Washington Highlands! 💚 Washington Highlands is located in Southeast DC and is one of the economically hardest-hit communities they serve. These kits are made up of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. We also included hand written notes! 🦷 @popforacause was able to secure sponsorships from @crest and @oralb our biggest sponsors to date!! 🍿 We couldn’t have done it without our @popforacause ambassadors helping to package these kits! Four of them were completely new. If you are student and want to earn SSL hours or impact your community, fill out the Application form in our bio!
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
Wishing a very happy birthday and congratulations to our February Volunteer of the Month Annabelle! 😁 🥳 Annabelle has been at every single community/popping event for the past 6 consecutive events, and always works hard! She also helps other first time volunteers and has dedicated herself to her community. Amazing job Annabelle! ❤️
“The first popping event I went to was the most fun I had in two years,” Annabelle said. “Overall the Pop for a Cause events are just a really fun time with friends to positively impact your community. I really love Pop for a Cause.” - Annabelle Happy 🍿
POP FOR A CAUSE AMBASSADORS PARTICIPATING IN MLK DAY OF SERVICE 2022:
July 1st, 2021:
We are moving into a commercial kitchen and are ready for a WHOLE lot more popping! Our kitchen is located in Mainstreet which is completely aligned with the Pop for a Cause mission. Mainstreet is an inclusive apartment building and community center located in Maryland, where 25% of the building’s 70 units are set aside for adults with disabilities and the remaining 75% are affordable housing options for all.
June 25th, 2021:
We have VERY exciting news… Pop for a Cause is now a certified 501(c)3, non-profit organization and IRS Qualified Charity! It may have taken over 100 days to get this status, but we did it! Many more exciting announcements about Pop for a Cause, Inc. are under wraps but are coming soon - so stay tuned!
June 6th, 2021:
Pop for a Cause had its first in-person workshop since the start of COVID-19 with the current COTM (cause of the month): Friendship Circle! The mission of The Friendship Circle is to provide every child with special needs in our local area the friendship, inclusion and emotional support that they deserve. Amanda and Friendship Circle Board Members led a popcorn-making workshop which was a total success!
Pop for a Cause makes more news and was featured in an article in the Churchill Observer entitled “Pop for a Cause: a healthy delicious way to give back and make a difference.” Thank you to Jordan Pashkoff for including information about Pop for a Cause and our mission in this amazing article.
Pop for a Cause established its partnership with DC Partybox, an awesome Drive-In movie venue located in Maryland. Pop for a Cause is now the sole popcorn supplier for this awesome venue!
May 1st, 2021:
Amanda spoke about Pop for a Cause on an amazing podcast entitled “Hello World: the Future is Female.” Hosted by Isabella Delbakhsh, this podcast uncovers the powerful and pivotal women leading our world to a better and brighter future. Listen below!
February 1st, 2021
We now offer a new flavor: Hot Chocolate Marshmallow! Anyone else miss hot chocolate from winter time? This sweet popcorn will bring you right back to those days with delicious popcorn that tastes just like hot chocolate, along with delicious chocolate chip and mini marshmallow mixins!
January 1st, 2021
Pop for a Cause makes news! Pop for a Cause was featured on Fox 5 11+ times on January 7th! Amanda talked about her mission with Pop for a Cause and some of the great things Pop for a Cause is up to!
September 1st, 2020
Amanda spoke at a panel entitled “Pandemic Pivots” joined by other students who made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 1st, 2020
Our new cause of the month is the Fourward 4H fund! Amanda feels strongly that the growing opportunity gap is a very important issue that tends to be overlooked. While navigating the COVID-19 crisis, an undeniable truth is found: our nation’s youth are hurting. 12 million youth don’t have access to the internet at home and are missing out on virtual learning and connections. By buying our popcorn, you are helping supply and send educational kits to youth who don’t have access to virtual learning opportunities like camps and academic support – engaging them through fun, hands-on activities and skill-based learning.
July 1st, 2020
We are now able to ship nationwide - anywhere in the USA!
June 1st, 2020
Amanda got to work from that night on, making calls, watching videos, reading articles, taking feedback, until she was able to launch Pop for a Cause and her website went live! Amanda decided she wanted to donate every penny of profits to charitable causes to make a difference in the community, and hopefully the world!
May 1st, 2020
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, homemade popcorn!