MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah, April 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green PolkaDot Box Incorporated (OTC:GPDB) ("the Box" or the "Company"), America's first and only online membership club dedicated to providing clean organic and non-GMO foods to its members at true wholesale prices with free home delivery, announced today that it has entered into a marketing and promotion agreement with the Arizona Council of the Knights of Columbus to solicit membership in the Box. In exchange, the Company will contribute 30% of the annual membership fees and renewals along with $2 from every subsequent order received from members who are referred by the Knights of Columbus. The proceeds donated by Green PolkaDot Box will provide clean, organic and non-GMO foods to individuals and families in need who are living within the boundaries of the 129 Parishes of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Arizona.
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization with an estimated 25,000 members in Arizona who engage in philanthropic activities on behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. This new campaign to promote healthy eating and membership in Green PolkaDot Box will reach an estimated 1,000,000 Catholics who are members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Arizona. The money received by referring members to Green PolkaDot Box will be used to provide healthy foods to potentially thousands of individuals and families whom, without this support, would rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to consume clean organic and non-GMO food products.
"This fundraiser with Green PolkaDot Box will allow our council to be the first to support St. Vincent through a healthy eating program for our parish families," said Al Muglia, Grand Knight for All Saints Council #9485 in Mesa, Arizona. "We expect this campaign to be a success both for the families and our local St. Vincent de Paul Society at All Saints Parish."
"We are ecstatic about this opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the Knights of Columbus in this worthy cause," added Rod Smith, CEO of Green PolkaDot Box. "Making clean food affordable and available to all consumers is our primary mission, and this partnership will go a long way toward educating the Parishioners in the St. Vincent de Paul Society about the health benefits of eating organic and non-GMO foods while providing valuable sustenance to those in need."
Kevin McCarthy, District Deputy at the Knights of Columbus, also lent his endorsement, "The Knights of Columbus mission is to support charitable organizations within our communities, and the opportunity to join Green Polka Dot Box is a new, easy way for our members to support Saint Vincent de Paul." Roger R. White, Deputy Grand Knight at the Knights of Columbus #9485, further commented, "This is a great opportunity for the Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul to continue their missions of giving to the more unfortunate, while eating healthy ourselves."
"We are very grateful for the help in feeding healthy food to families we support at Saint Vincent de Paul and are thankful for the support of the Knights of Columbus," added William Mulcahey of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Marketing and sales efforts to promote Green PolkaDot Box membership is scheduled to commence on April 27th and continue through the remainder of 2014.
About the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (www.Svdpusa.org) is an international, nonprofit Catholic lay organization with more than 770,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to the needy and suffering in 149 countries on five continents. With U.S. headquarters in Saint Louis, Mo, and membership in the United States totaling more than 148,000 in 4500 communities, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul's programs include: home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, food pantries, dining halls, clothing, transportation and utility costs, care for the sick, the incarcerated and the elderly and prescription medicine. Last year, it provided more than $755 million in tangible and in-kind services, made more than 1.6 million person to person visits (homes, hospitals and prisons) and helped almost 15 million people regardless of race, religion and national origin.
About the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus, was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney as a fraternal benefit society with principals based in charity, unity and fraternity. The Knights formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, and Saipan.
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About Green PolkaDot Box
Green PolkaDot Box (OTC:GPDB) is America's premier online membership club for organic and non-GMO natural foods at wholesale pricing. It is the only major online store that refuses to carry any products or ingredients containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). The Company leverages proprietary technology with its dynamic, interactive website and member relationship management software to provide a unique shopping and membership experience. Green PolkaDot Box plans to grow membership with individuals and families looking for natural non-GMO products and organic choices for up to a 60% discount off retail prices. For more information on Green PolkaDot Box, please visit: www.greenpolkadotbox.com.
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