Carefor Hospice Cornwall is 1 of 4 local charities to benefit from the new businesses fundraising efforts.
Cornwall, ON, June 8, 2020 – The Happy Popcorn Co. recently made a donation of $1826 to Carefor Hospice Cornwall. The funds were raised through their May popcorn sales, with a dollar from each bag sold online donated to Hospice. “I’ve been a part of the annual Hike for Hospice for the last 9 years, hosting the event” says Bill Halman, one half the The Happy Popcorn Co. ownership team. “When COVID-19 hit, and they had to change up the event, we knew we needed to help out to ensure they still had the necessary funds coming in to keep the centre functioning long-term”.
The recent donation to Carefor Hospice is not the first for the new business. Since they opened their doors 6 months ago, they have raised over $3476 for local charities including Beyond 21, Rachel’s Kids, The Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall SD&G and Carefor Hospice. In addition to their fundraising, when COVID first hit the province The Happy Popcorn Co, donated over 250 bags of popcorn to the Cornwall Community Police Services, Maison Baldwin House and Environmental Services at Cornwall Community Hospital. “It’s a part of our business mantra; Be Kind. Do Good” says Kristin Davey, co-owner “Our business is only as strong as our community, and boy has our community stepped up. We are overwhelmed by the support we have received since we opened 6 months ago.“
The Happy Popcorn Co. has plans to continue with their charitable efforts. Despite COVID-19, social distancing restrictions and the changes they have implemented in the day to day operation of the popcorn business, they are optimistic that all fundraising goals they have planned will be met. “Again, we couldn’t do this without our fantastic customers, neighbours and partners” says Kristin “We really do have a great community here in Cornwall, who always step up and we couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of it.”
For more information on The Happy Popcorn Co. or to place an order for curbside pick-up visit www.thehappypopcornco.com
The Seeker Newspaper is located at 327 Second Street E., Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y8 -- All rights reserved The Seeker does not accept responsibility for errors, misprints or inaccuracies published within. The opinions and statements of our columnists are not to be presumed as the statements and opinions of The Seeker, and should not substitute professional or medical advice.
ISSN 2562-1750 (Print) ISSN 2562-1769 (Online)