King of Pops Gives Back

Supporting Boys and Girls Club

Seth Stokes
August 13, 2018 - 9:17 am
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(Greenville, SC)—King of Pops is donating 10 percent of sales made at The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center to The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. King of Pops has also offered $1 Pop Days at the Boys and Girls Club throughout the summer.

The Salvation Army and King of Pops began their partnership during the 2017 holiday season when King of Pops participated in The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts to local children who would otherwise receive very little, and King of Pops supplied Christmas to several angels last year. This summer, King of Pops began setting up their cart at the Kroc Center and committed to donating 10 percent of those sales to the Boys and Girls Club. King of Pops has also partnered with Belk to help provide back-to-school clothes for youth in the Boys and Girls Club.

“We are so thankful for our partnership with King of Pops,” says Mike Burdine, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club. “The youth in our Summer Day Camp are always excited for $1 Pop Days, and we are grateful for their donations to our program.”

“King of Pops has always been committed to supporting the community and creating Unexpected Moments of Happiness,” says Mandy Musgrove, King of Pops general manager. “And we are so thrilled to provide both through our partnership with the Boys and Girls Club.”

Through their partnership, King of Pops and the Boys and Girls Club are helping local youth build better futures.

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About King of Pops

There was never really a plan for King of Pops. It started as a conversation that three brothers were having on an epic trip through Central America. Over the years, that conversation turned into a dream and when the youngest of the three, Steven, was laid off from his corporate job during the Great Recession - that dream became a reality.A few months later, Steven’s brother Nick left his job as a lawyer to become the second employee. The brothers went from layoffs and courtrooms to making people happy. The sharp contrast helped them realize how precious each day really is.While our company has grown a good bit since 2010, we are committed to staying within the South. There are a lot of great places out there, but we feel by limiting ourselves geographically we can have a greater impact on the place we call home.Our impact is realized by being a positive food influencer, a relentless community supporter, and most importantly a generator of Unexpected Moments of Happiness (UMoHs).If you see us around please, please, please try a pop. If you’re not one for frozen things just say hi, and we’ll still do our best to make your day a little sweeter. You can find us all across the Southeast with our famous pushcarts and rainbow umbrellas, in poptails at bars and restaurants, in stadiums and local universities, and in freezers at stores in your neighborhood.

 

About The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club was started by P.D. Meadors in 1938 as the Red Shield Boys Club. In 1991, The Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Clubs of America developed a national partnership and through this, programs merged to combine the successful youth programs of The Salvation Army with Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s award-winning curriculum. The Club serves children by providing educational, physical, recreational and social programs. Its mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. In addition to being an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Club is also a partner with Greenville County Schools. The Club is located in The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center and in schools across Greenville County. For more information please see www.bgcgreenville.org or call 864-235-6047.

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