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Brandeis Alumni’s Holiday Gift Guide Features Brown Bag Popcorn

metal tins filled with popcorn

More than just a joy to your taste buds: When you buy a tin of delicious gourmet popcorn, available in many flavors, all profits go to the charities of SAY Detroit,  which was founded by Mitch Albom ’79 and counts Mark Mendelsohn ’79 among its officers. SAY Detroit’s stated mission: to support Detroit’s neighborhoods, provide opportunities where there are none and lift the neediest when they stumble. $25-$40.

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It’s a Sweet Heaven at Brown Bag Popcorn

You can now find fresh, gooey, warm D’vine Cookies at Detroit Water Ice Factory in three delicious flavors: Motown Mint Chocolate, Chocolate Triple Chip, and Cookies and Cream. Cookies are individually wrapped for peak freshness. 

D’vine Cookies are a luxury cookie brand headquartered at Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium in Ferndale, MI. 

Pair them with your favorite popcorn flavor, or indulge on just cookies. All proceeds go to SAY Detroit.

Local Businesses Encouraged to Support the Popcorn Pledge

Local businesses, large and small, are encouraged to take “The Popcorn Pledge”, as a way to reward their employees and clients with delicious Brown Bag Popcorn, while simultaneously helping to promote social justice in the Detroit Community, by supporting

SAY Detroit. 100% of the profits from the sale of Brown Bag Popcorn benefit those in our community who most need our help during these challenging times.

Starting September 15th, through October 15th, businesses are encouraged to  visit www.brownbagpopcorn/pledge and place an order for delivery anytime between now and December 15th. Companies that take the pledge and purchase at least $1,000 worth of popcorn tins will be recognized and celebrated in a variety of ways that demonstrate our gratitude for their support.

“Brown Bag Popcorn and our sister store, The Detroit Water Ice Factory were both started in Detroit as a way to raise money to support SAY Detroit, which serves everyone from working moms, the homeless, senior citizens, veterans and young adults. We also operate a free clinic that provides ‘no questions asked’ medical care. The Popcorn Pledge is a way for local businesses to support social justice in our community by supporting the work of SAY Detroit,” said

Mitch Albom, SAY Detroit Founder.

About Brown Bag Popcorn – It’s made fresh daily and can be sent directly to your company or mailed to individual clients. Visit www.brownbagpopcorn/pledge for more information.

For questions or assistance with your order, contact michael@brownbagpopcorn.com

We. Are. Open!

The Somerset Collection is open as of today, and so are we!

Our new hours are:

MON – SAT: 2PM – 7PM
SUN: 12PM – 6PM

All Somerset Collection safety guidelines and requirements for visitors are in effect in our store, including:

• Wear a protective face covering
• Practice social distancing by maintaining 6 ft. distance when possible
• Wash hands regularly or use hand sanitizer
• Keep interactions brief
• Stay at home and see your doctor if you are feeling ill

As a responsible partner, we have adopted Somerset’s applicable recommendations, including:

• Monitoring social distancing
• Providing social distancing visual indicators
• Requiring our employees to wear protective face coverings
• Requiring our employees to wash hands frequently and sanitize their work stations
• Requiring our employees to stay home when feeling sick

COVID-19 Status

Dear Friends of Brown Bag Popcorn:

Somerset Collection has announced its temporary closing today. As a result, our Brown Bag Popcorn store (third floor) will be closed at least through March 27th. We will however keep running a limited production operation, so we can offer special less expensive online deals to send you tins of popcorn should you need your fix of our delicious product, and want to continue to help Detroiters in need.

In keeping with SAY Detroit’s mission to serve our neighbors most in need, we have partnered with Somerset Collection to distribute our remaining popcorn supply to homeless and hungry Detroiters.

We take community and citizenship seriously, and want to do our part in fighting against the current challenge. We hope to reopen soon, and will share  updates on our website and social media regarding reopening, as well as ways to continue supporting your favorite Brown Bag Popcorn, Detroit Water Ice Factory, and SAY Detroit.

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