GoodPop is Gearing Up for Good Deeds Day

This organization is spreading kindness to all.



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This year GoodPop will be joining forces with Good Deeds Day to support the communities they serve and spread good in a monumental way. The “Good” in the company name isn’t just about the ingredients they use or the way the products taste, it’s an integral part of their mission and dedication to using their frozen treats as a vehicle to do social and environmental good. 

What is Good Deeds Day and why is it so important? Good Deeds Day, a peak event of year-round doing good activities, was initiated by businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison in 2007. On this special day, millions of people take part in 109 countries across the globe. 

The story of GoodPop
As a student at the University of Texas Daniel Goetz was looking for something refreshing on a hot Austin day and went to buy himself  a sno-cone. At the sno-cone stand, he  asked, “What’s in that syrup?” and the employee responded with a shoulder shrug. 

“I thought there had to be something better out there that was delicious and made with wholesome ingredients but I couldn't seem to find it. Everything was full of artificial flavoring, coloring, and unpronounceable ingredients.  So… I set out to make a frozen pop made with fresh fruit and simple ingredients," Goetz, GoodPop Founder and CEO, told Goodnet.

GoodPops started selling at an Austin Farmers Market and can now be found in all Whole Foods Market stores and other retailers in all 50 states across the United States.    

Making the world a better place
GoodPop strives to make the world a better place, hoping to bring more joy to the world with great tasting treats that parents can feel good about giving their kids. 

“This is our first year working with Good Deeds Day and we could not be more excited to raise awareness for this day in the United States. Our focus at GoodPop is making the world a brighter place with more generosity and acts of kindness which is why we started the Pledge Good Foundation. So we love the mission of Good Deeds Day and that it so closely aligns with ours,“ Goetz passionately explained, adding “We believe that every single person has the power to make a positive impact in their community and our goal with Good Deeds Day in the US is to get as many people involved as possible to create a ripple effect of goodness. We can’t wait to see everyone come together to bring more awareness to the impact of small acts on April 16, but even more importantly,  all year long.” 

Pledging good
Through GoodPop’s Pledge Good Foundation, they support nurturing a healthy environment, supporting diversity and inclusion, working to fight hunger and helping animals find homes. Through their Pledge Good Foundation partnerships this past year, they were able to provide 1.5 million meals through Feeding America. They also committed to being a plastic neutral company, funding the removal of plastic from oceans and waterways around the world via our partnership with 4Ocean.

“It is GoodPop’s pledge to always do good in the communities we service and encourage others to promote acts of goodness by pledging a good deed too. We have a goal of 5 million pledges by 2025 and hope that our alignment with Good Deeds Day will raise awareness of this effort. Just think of all the good we could do in the world if five million people pledge to do a good deed! Anyone can take part by making a pledge here,” Goetz stated.  

Good Deeds Day, an annual global day of doing good, is the pinnacle of doing good year-round. Initiated in 2007 by business woman and philanthropist Shari Arison, Good Deeds Day has grown to 110 countries with millions of participants.  Good Deeds Day 2023 is on April 16.

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