Girl Scouts Move from Selling Cookies, to Spreading Hope through Donations to those in Need
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England has been forced to suspend all Girl Scout activities including meetings, events, programs, and cookie booths through April 3rd, effective immediately, during the Covid-19 pandemic. The cookie booths will reinitiate sales on April 4 through April 12, until further notice. At Girl Scouts, there is nothing we take more seriously than the safety and well-being of our girls, volunteers, and council staff and based on the communications from the governors’ offices, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health regarding last week, we made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person Girl Scout activities. While Girl Scouts pause and reflect, their immediate reaction is to look towards their community in need. In an effort to support their communities at large, they will be donating cookies to local food pantry’s, nursing homes, and hospitals, who can use additional assistance and cheer during these stressful and confusing times.
About donated cookies:
Cookie Share is a cookie related service project GSSNE implements each year where customers support Girl Scouts by purchasing a package of cookies that is then donated to a local organization such as food banks, nursing homes, shelters, military, and hospitals. Giving back to the community is a big part of what Girl Scouts learn through participating and we feel that it is even more important at this time as so many people have been affected by the Coronavirus. This week GSSNE is donating over 2,000 packages of cookies to local organizations with the hope of putting a smile on the faces of those who have been impacted and the medical staff who are working tirelessly to treat those who are ill.
If anyone would like to purchase cookies that can be donated to local organizations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Proceeds from the sale of these cookies will help support local Girl Scouts along with the organizations who will be the beneficiaries of the cookies.
Because Girl Scouts are currently restricted from meeting traditionally, GSSNE is supporting the community by providing online learning opportunities not only for our members but for any child who would like to utilize these resources. Some along, a program about friendships and how to navigate bullying and cliques; the Girl Scout Guide to Helping Others During the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the Shall Not Be Denied patch which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote and more. For a full list of the virtual programs being offered, please visit our website:
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About the Girl Scout Cookie Program:
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls empower themselves as they earn their own money to put toward a range of experiences, some of which are illustrated on this year’s refreshed cookie packaging—from adventure-packed camping and canoeing, to exploring space science and designing robots, to taking meaningful action to improve girls’ communities. Every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies makes experiences like these possible for girls in your local community, giving them hands-on opportunities to hone valuable skills like decision making and business ethics. In fact, nine in ten Girl Scouts say the cookie program has built their interest in entrepreneurship and given them the skills to succeed.
About Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent girl leadership organization where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England, in partnership with 2,700 adult volunteers, serves over 6,000 girls from Rhode Island, thirteen communities in southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, CT. For additional information, please visit www.gssne.org, follow @gssne on Instagram, follow @GirlScoutsofSNE on Twitter, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GSSNE.