Girl Scouts Turn Cookie Sale into Donation Op

Sonoma Valley cookies donated to area food programs, US soldiers overseas by supportive buyers

During the annual Girl Scout cookie sales, when people say they don’t eat sweets for dietary reasons, the girls suggest they make a donation instead to provide cookies to local food pantries or military.

This Gift of Caring Program is a cookie donation opportunity that allow buyers to still support the local Girl Scouts while watching their waistlines and doing good for others.

As a result of their efforts and the generosity of the community, an impressive 109 cases - that's 1308 boxes of cookies - have been donated to local charity groups and overseas military.

Sonoma Valley Girl Scouts selected to donate the hundred-plus cases of cookies to the St. Francis Food Pantry, , and the American Legion. Local Scouts delivered the cookies around town this week and saw first-hand what an impact they would have on those who need a little cheer in their lives.

The American Legion will ship the donated cookies to Afghanistan to be served to wounded warriors at the hospital at Bargram Airforce Base. Girl Scout troops are currently designing get well cards to accompany the cookies in the care packages shipped abroad.

Girl Scouting is a great experience for girls, bringing out their creativity and getting them in touch with nature, but Girl Scouting is so much more than that. Girl Scouts are molded into leaders and taught the importance of supporting their community.

Local Girl Scouts are working to make a difference in the world around them. If you would like to learn more about getting involved, or joining a troop you can contact us by visiting our website


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