Getting hand-written mail is the best.
And increasingly rare.
Thanks to Megan in Pennsylvania for sending this li’l love letter to us. You made our day!
We feel pretty strongly about trees here at Glee. By which we mean, we LOVE them.
Glee Gum is made with sustainably harvested chicle from sapodilla trees (and you can watch that process here!). Our company is also a proud partner of Trees for the Future, an agroforestry resource center that brings sustainable land management programs to developing countries (we welcome you to participate in our related tree planting program here!).
This past weekend, we got a chance to do some tree planting right near our Rhode Island headquarters. Thanks to a splendid award from the Providence Neighborhood Planting Program, we received free trees (plus soil and sidewalk preparation) in exchange for several hours of volunteer time spent planting them. Neighbors joined our Gleeful crew, and we planted a total of 18 beautiful new trees in Upper South Providence. We can’t wait to watch them grow!
Here are a few snapshots from the day.
Non-GMO Month kicks off today, and Glee Gum is a proud sponsor. Join the fun!
Created by the Non-GMO Project in 2010 as a platform for raising awareness, Non-GMO Month provides a great opportunity to stand up for the right to know what’s in our food.
Sixty-four countries around the world have mandatory GMO labeling or outright bans, including Australia, Japan, China, Russia, and the EU. Not the US, where as much as 80% of packaged food sold in grocery stores contains GMOs. There’s no better time to check out the Non-GMO Project Verified product list. Plus, you can support labeling measures, enter to win daily giveaways, and learn more at NonGMOMonth.org. Enjoy!
Sometimes, (sweet) dreams do come true!
Case in point: our brand new GUM POPS. Delicious, natural lollipops with natural bubblegum centers. They’re happening! They’re really happening!
We just got these exciting snapshots, fresh from the production line…
Stay tuned for more details. These gum pops are coming SOON!
Our friends at Green America are giving away $5K to three green businesses, and our company is a proud finalist!
Your vote could help us win a People & Planet Award– and enable us to send complimentary Make Your Own Candy Kits to 250 schools with the prize money. How sweet would that be?
As Green America puts it, “Finalists are expected to represent an overall green way of doing business, shine in their commitment to both social and environmental responsibility, and make it easier to raise green kids.”
Thanks for your consideration, gum chums!
Peppermint and Sugar-Free Refresh-Mint Glee Gum Pouches can now be found at select Target stores across the country.
Stock up at the following locations. You can even grab a coupon to bring with you here!
|HOOVER WEST||5561 Grove Blvd||Birmingham||AL||35226|
|TUSCALOOSA||1901 13th Ave E||Tuscaloosa||AL||35404|
|HUNTSVILLE WEST||6275 University Dr NW||Huntsville||AL||35806|
|HUNTSVILLE SOUTH||2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Ste 7||Huntsville||AL||35802|
|BIRMINGHAM||4616 Highway 280 S||Birmingham||AL||35242|
|TRUSSVILLE||1654 Gadsden Hwy||Birmingham||AL||35235|
|MOBILE WEST||790 Schillinger Rd S||Mobile||AL||36695|
|CULVER CITY||10820 Jefferson Blvd||Culver City||CA||90230|
|THORNTON||1001 E 120th Ave||Thornton||CO||80233|
|AURORA||14200 E Ellsworth Ave||Aurora||CO||80012|
|SUPERIOR||400 Marshall Rd||Superior||CO||80027|
|DENVER SW||9390 W Cross Dr||Littleton||CO||80123|
|HIGHLANDS RANCH||1265 Sgt Jon Stiles Dr||Highlands Ranch||CO||80129|
|COLORADO SPRINGS EAST||3810 Bloomington St||Colorado Springs||CO||80922|
|CLEARWATER||2747 Gulf to Bay Blvd||Clearwater||FL||33759|
|ORLANDO MILLENIA||4750 Millenia Plaza Way||Orlando||FL||32839|
|NEW TAMPA||1201 County Road 581||Wesley Chapel||FL||33544|
|LAUDERHILL||7730 W Commercial Blvd||Lauderhill||FL||33351|
|HUNTERS CREEK||2155 Town Center Blvd||Orlando||FL||32837|
|PORT ORANGE||1771 Dunlawton Ave||Port Orange||FL||32127|
|MIRAMAR||16901 Miramar Pkwy||Miramar||FL||33027|
|CLERMONT||2660 East Hwy 50||Clermont||FL||34711|
|WOODSTOCK||140 Woodstock Square Ave||Woodstock||GA||30189|
|MCDONOUGH||1850 Jonesboro Rd||Mcdonough||GA||30253|
|ROSWELL||1135 Woodstock Rd||Roswell||GA||30075|
|CUMMING||1525 Market Place Blvd||Cumming||GA||30041|
|HIRAM||5220 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy||Hiram||GA||30141|
|OAHU-HONOLULU WEST||4380 Lawehana St||Honolulu||HI||96818|
|OAHU-KAPOLEI||4450 Kapolei Pkwy Ste 100||Kapolei||HI||96707|
|DAVENPORT||5225 Elmore Ave||Davenport||IA||52807|
|MASON CITY||3450 4th Street SW||Mason City||IA||50401|
|CEDAR RAPIDS NORTH||1030 Blairs Ferry Rd NE||Cedar Rapids||IA||52402|
|CEDAR RAPIDS SOUTH||3400 Edgewood Rd SW||Cedar Rapids||IA||52404|
|URBANDALE||11148 Plum Dr||Urbandale||IA||50322|
|ANKENY||2135 SE Delaware Ave||Ankeny||IA||50021|
|WATERLOO||1501 E San Marnan Dr||Waterloo||IA||50702|
|ALGONQUIN||750 S Randall Rd||Algonquin||IL||60102|
|SAINT CHARLES||3885 E Main St||St Charles||IL||60174|
|MISHAWAKA||155 University Dr E||Granger||IN||46530|
|GREENWOOD SOUTH||895 S State Rd 135||Greenwood||IN||46143|
|CARMEL WEST||10401 N Michigan Rd||Carmel||IN||46032|
|AVON||10209 E US Highway 36||Avon||IN||46123|
|SOUTHPORT||4850 E Southport Rd||Indianapolis||IN||46237|
|LAFAYETTE||3630 South Street||Lafayette||IN||47905|
|OVERLAND PARK||12200 Blue Valley Pkwy||Overland Park||KS||66213|
|OVERLAND PARK||12200 Blue Valley Pkwy||Overland Park||KS||66213|
|SHREVEPORT||7110 Youree Dr||Shreveport||LA||71105|
|PORT HURON||4300 24th Ave||Fort Gratiot||MI||48059|
|SHOREVIEW||3800 Lexington Ave N||Shoreview||MN||55126|
|WOODBURY EAST||449 Commerce Dr||Woodbury||MN||55125|
|ROCHESTER||3827 Marketplace Dr NW||Rochester||MN||55901|
|BLAINE||1500 109th Ave NE||Blaine||MN||55449|
|PLYMOUTH||4175 Vinewood Ln N||Plymouth||MN||55442|
|MINNETONKA||4848 County Road 101||Minnetonka||MN||55345|
|APPLE VALLEY||15150 Cedar Ave||Apple Valley||MN||55124|
|CHAMPLIN||11990 Business Park Blvd N||Champlin||MN||55316|
|SAVAGE||14333 Hwy 13||Savage||MN||55378|
|LINO LAKES||749 Apollo Dr||Lino Lakes||MN||55014|
|LAKEVILLE||18275 Kenrick Ave||Lakeville||MN||55044|
|CHASKA||111 Pioneer Trl||Chaska||MN||55318|
|ROGERS||21615 S Diamond Lake Rd||Rogers||MN||55374|
|LIBERTY||9220 NE Barry Rd||Kansas City||MO||64157|
|LEES SUMMIT||1850 NW Chipman Rd||Lees Summit||MO||64081|
|STATELINE||1201 W 136th St||Kansas City||MO||64145|
|RALEIGH NE||7900 Old Wake Forest Rd||Raleigh||NC||27616|
|WAKE FOREST||12000 Retail Dr||Wake Forest||NC||27587|
|MOORESVILLE||594 River Hwy||Mooresville||NC||28117|
|GRAND FORKS||3601 32nd Ave S||Grand Forks||ND||58201|
|PAPILLION||718 N Washington St||Papillion||NE||68046|
|OMAHA NW||4001 N 132nd St||Omaha||NE||68164|
|OMAHA WEST||17810 W Center Rd||Omaha||NE||68130|
|TULSA S||10019 S Memorial Dr||Tulsa||OK||74133|
|TULSA SE||10711 E 71st St||Tulsa||OK||74133|
|EDMOND||1200 E 2nd St||Edmond||OK||73034|
|QUAIL SPRINGS||13924 N Pennsylvania Ave||Oklahoma City||OK||73134|
|FARRAGUT||11100 Parkside Dr||Knoxville||TN||37934|
|CORDOVA||475 N Germantown Pkwy||Cordova||TN||38018|
|LEWISVILLE||4760 State Hwy 121||Lewisville||TX||75056|
|ALLEN NORTH||150 E Stacy Rd Ste 2400||Allen||TX||75002|
|WYLIE||3440 W FM 544||Wylie||TX||75098|
|FLOWER MOUND||5959 Long Prairie Rd||Flower Mound||TX||75028|
|FRISCO||3201 Preston Rd||Frisco||TX||75034|
|ARLINGTON SOUTH||1600 W Arbrook Blvd||Arlington||TX||76015|
|SAN ANTONIO NORTH||18255 Blanco Rd||San Antonio||TX||78258|
|EULESS||1401 W Glade Rd||Euless||TX||76039|
|AUSTIN NW||10900 Lakeline Mall Dr||Austin||TX||78717|
|AUSTIN NE||12901 N I H 35 Ste 3-300||Austin||TX||78753|
|CEDAR HILL||739 N Highway 67||Cedar Hill||TX||75104|
|BAYBROOK||1801 W Bay Area Blvd||Webster||TX||77598|
|NORTH DALLAS COIT ROAD||16731 Coit Rd||Dallas||TX||75248|
|SAN ANTONIO WEST||11311 Bandera Rd||San Antonio||TX||78250|
|SUGARLAND||16300 Southwest Fwy||Sugar Land||TX||77479|
|HOUSTON NORTH CENTRAL||19511 I H 45||Spring||TX||77388|
|PEARLAND||3045 Silverlake Village St||Pearland||TX||77584|
|GARLAND EAST||5301 N Garland Ave||Garland||TX||75040|
|NORTH RICHLAND HILLS||8532 Davis Blvd||North Richland Hills||TX||76182|
|BALCONES HEIGHTS CROSSROADS||4522 Fredricksburg Rd||Balcones Heights||TX||78201|
|MANSFIELD||1801 Highway 287 N||Mansfield||TX||76063|
|HURST||1400 Precinct Line Rd||Hurst||TX||76053|
|MISSOURI CITY||6000 Highway 6||Missouri City||TX||77459|
|CLEAR LAKE SHORES||255 Marina Bay Dr||Clear Lake Shores||TX||77565|
|VISTA RIDGE||725 Hebron Pkwy||Lewisville||TX||75057|
|PASADENA||5757 Fairmont Pkwy||Pasadena||TX||77505|
|RICHARDSON SQ MALL||601 S Plano Rd||Richardson||TX||75081|
|HUMBLE||20777 Hwy 59 N||Humble||TX||77338|
|FORT UNION||7025 Park Centre Dr||Salt Lake City||UT||84121|
|EAU CLAIRE||3649 S Hastings Way||Eau Claire||WI||54701|
If you would like to be considered as our next “Featured Fan”—and win a case of Glee Gum for the honor— simply send an email introducing yourself to our mascot, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to smile more this year? Try your luck at winning a ONE YEAR SUPPLY of Sugar-Free Glee Gum and RADIUS floss sachets from this fun Facebook contest!
We were first introduced to RADIUS floss sachets back in April, and we’ve loved them ever since. Their Vegan Cranberry Floss is made from super soft nylon, plus natural xylitol for dental health—the same sweetener we use in our Sugar-Free Glee! Their handy sachets are the perfect size to keep in your purse, pocket, or wallet, too.
And you know our Sugar-Free Wild Watermelon, Lemon-Lime, and Refresh-Mint Glee Gum is delicious. If you win this contest, you’ll enjoy two cases a month for an entire year! This just might be the biggest prize we’ve ever offered. And, there are only three days left to enter! That’s right. It all ends Friday, July 18, 2014. So, give it a go. As our friends at RADIUS say, your teeth will thank you!
What is UIMQROO? It stands for the Maya Intercultural University of Quintana Roo, an incredible Mexican school with which our company is now partnering. This public university was started in 2007 and, from the beginning, set out to be innovative. Its mission is to contribute to social and economic development in the region of Quintana Roo and the Yucatan. And it’s doing so by developing a cadre of professionals to bring their cultural heritage to bear and use their training to create positive changes there.
This past May, our company president Deborah Schimberg visited the campus of UIMQROO to guest-lecture a class on social entrepreneurship. She explained how her interest in the sustainable harvest of chicle, the tree sap used to make gum chewy, led to her development of Glee Gum. Many of the students in attendance had family members who harvested chicle. It was a rare and exciting opportunity to close the circle of production from tree to Glee!
UIMQROO is focused on multilingualism, so all students learn in Spanish, Maya, and English. The university is also focused on interculturalism. For example, each summer, students return to their homes to apply their studies to actual problems happening in their respective villages. Students can earn degrees in one of eight areas of study: Agro-ecology, Municipal Management, Language & Culture, Community Health, Alternative Tourism, Intercultural Education & Arts Management, Social Entrepreneurship, and Information and Communication Technology.
At the present time, there are about 550 students at UIMQROO— 97% of whom are on financial aid. Our company, Verve, is proud to contribute to the UIMQROO’s financial aid budget, helping to make it possible for students to attend and thrive in this truly unique school. We’ll keep you updated as we work to find more ways of supporting UIMQROO and its students!