Donate a backpack and get a FREE sundae!


Backpack Drive is being held July 29 – August 11

All backpacks will be donated to ChildNet

GREENACRES, Fla. – As part of its ongoing support of the community, Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that it is celebrating the start of the 2019/2020 school year by holding a Backpack Drive, on July 29 through August 11 at all of its retail stores in Broward and Palm Beach counties, to benefit ChildNet.  ChildNet is a Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency in both Broward and Palm Beach counties that works to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children.

Anyone who donates a NEW school backpack at a participatingHoffman’s Chocolates retail location on July 29through Friday, August 11, will receive a Free Ice Cream Sundae. The offer is limited to one Hoffman’s Chocolates Ice Cream Sundae per donated school backpack (no drawstring bags, messenger bags or fanny packs).  All backpacks should be brought to the store registers for redemption. Participating locations include Hoffman’s Chocolates stores in Greenacres, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Weston. Please visit hoffmans.com for store locations and hours of operation.

“Ongoing support of the community is a big part of what we do throughout the year” said Lois Marino, Director of Community Engagement for Hoffman’s Chocolates. “We do this to help as many children and families in the community as we can and provide the students with the necessary tools to go back to school and set them up for success”.

“Hoffman’s Chocolates support of ChildNet with this backpack drive year after year is a tremendous effort,” said Larry Rein, CEO and President of ChildNet. “The backpack drive not only provides children the resources they need for school but also provides the confidence a child needs to start the school year off on the right foot.”


Sweet Creations for Sweet Donations

Ice cream sundae contest

We held our annual ice cream sundae competition, Sweet Creations for Sweet Donations, at our corporate office on June 18th. Eight nonprofit organizations each partnered with a store manager to create a special ice cream sundae for the competition. A panel of five judges determined that the Children’s Harbor sundae was the winner. Taking home first-place, Children’s Harbor received a donation of $1,500 from Hoffman’s Chocolates.

Below are the complete results of the contest:


  • First Place: Weston, Natalia Smashey – Children’s Harbor, Harbor Lights Sundae
  • Second Place: Las Olas, Debbie Goldin – Covenant House, Home Sweet Home Sundae
  • Third Place: BB&T Center, Rebekah Cohen – Flight Center, Welcome Home Sundae

Category Winners by Store

Hoffman’s Chocolates donated $250 to each nonprofit organization who participated. The participating nonprofit organizations included:

A panel of five judges sampled each organization’s sundae creation at the event. The judges included:

  • Jarett Levan, President of BBX Capital
  • Gregg Snowden of South Florida Ford
  • Mack of 93.9 MIA
  • David Armstrong of Broward College
  • Eric Yutzy of WPLG Channel 10

Click here to watch the entire contest on our Facebook page.

Click here to watch the winner annoucements.