You’ve probably heard us throw around the phrase “popcorn with a purpose,” and maybe you’re picturing a piece of popcorn with a long to-do list. And you’re not wrong.
Our popcorn has a purpose, and it’s to do good. Every time you order the tasty stuff, we put 50 percent of your total purchase into the Double Good Kids Foundation, which supports kids with special needs. It’s you who provide education, equipment, and experience for kids — delicious popcorn is just the cherry on top.
So far, you helped certify six dance teachers through Wingman for Dance, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance, and the National Dance Foundation to work with kids with special needs in their communities. And then you threw one heck of a party…
A couple weeks ago, we sent a group of Double Gooders to the USASF Cheerleading and Dance World Championships in Orlando, FL. Their mission was to throw a masquerade ball for 175 dancers and cheerleaders with special needs, their parents, and coaches.
These kids work incredibly hard to get into worlds and compete on DanceABILITIES and CheerABILITIES teams. Last year, after they performed, they wanted to meet each other but had nowhere to hang out. Glenda Broderick at USASF got to thinking about throwing them a party, and when we heard about it, we decided to help.
After setting up and packing the goodie bags, our Double Good crew threw on their formal wear for a big night of boogie. The kids were dancing from the minute they walked in, and they didn’t leave the dance floor until Mickey and Minnie Mouse showed up.
The gala was the Double Good Kids Foundation in action, and as excited as we were to do it, dancing the night away with these kids surpassed all of our expectations. This was just our first event of this kind — we’re already planning for next year, and there will be many more in between.
We would like to personally thank all of you, to give each of you a high five. But since we can’t, this is us sending out a super heartfelt group hug to all of our customers who made this night possible.