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Girl Scouts providing 'Cookies for a Cause'

Garrett Short
Updated: May 04, 2020 05:42 PM
Created: May 04, 2020 03:56 PM

(ABC 6 News) - After the girl scout cookie season was disrupted by the COVID-19 epidemic, a new program is helping local troops finish selling their cookies while giving a sweet treat to workers on the frontline.

Selling cookies is part of the foundation of the experience for girl scouts. It is an integral part of how money is raised for field trips and community service projects. So when the COVID-19 crisis began, troops were left with their inventory they never got the chance to sell. Enter the 'Cookies for a Cause' program.

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"The proceeds from buying cookies will go back to troops and all of the cookies will be donated to some COVID-19 heroes. So people who are working the front lines in hospitals and medical centers, school lunch programs, first responders," Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys CEO Tish Bolger said.

In an unprecedented time, Bolger says she is proud of the girls doing good in the community, like the troops that have donated cookies to food shelves.


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