Whether you're a non-profit seeking creative control with a fundraiser, or a cheerleading squad who needs new uniform...

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They've called us

the other Apple store.

 
 As the cost of playing rises, the amount of playing declines (NBC News). Fundraising is a way to help students with financial barriers.

As the cost of playing rises, the amount of playing declines (NBC News). Fundraising is a way to help students with financial barriers.

 

It's fairly simple: caramel apple fundraisers.

After roughly a decade at the U.S. Postal Service, Tina V. bought The Chocolate Dipper in 2006, only to experience the economic downturn a year later. People weren't spending on $4 lattes, let alone their chocolate cravings.

Chocolate and candy became luxury items.
Buying the business did not come with a recession-proof handbook. There were no instructions to deal with owning a candy store in a sinking economy.

Tina and her husband (also an owner) decided to be nimble and smart: they found a solution with caramel apple fundraising.

 

Not only did the apple fundraisers help other organizations - from local high school sports teams to a few non-profits - but the fundraisers also helped the Dipper transform from a candy store to a fundraising machine, dipping as many as 17,000 apples a month.

 

Since 2011, the process has been refined to a science: homemade made-to-order caramel for dipping (the recipe took Tina about a year to get just right), Granny Smith apples from Washington state (that are each individually inspected by the cooks at the Dipper for quality), and now a variety of flavors to enhance the caramel (our cooks are always coming up with new recipes to test).

In short, we pride ourselves in our handcrafted caramel apples.

If you're interested in booking a fundraiser, order a starter pack.

 Boss Lady: Tina Vanderpluym

Boss Lady: Tina Vanderpluym