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If you’ve ever been a Girl Scout, you know how exciting it is when it’s time for the annual cookie sale. You want to get a big number, not just for bragging rights but because the cookies will benefit the Girl Scouts and your troop. But for one New York City based chapter, cookie sales proved a challenge. They are the group’s first troop made of girls living in homeless shelters. That’s where a national brand stepped in to help and the results were heartwarming.

Essence.com reports:

NBC News reported that this is the first time the troop participated in the annual cookie sale since the group was formed in 2016. With the girls living in homeless shelters, logistically, it was difficult for them to deliver cookies to buyers in New York. As a result, the troop worked with Kellogg’s to set up shop at a Kellogg’s café in Union Square. In addition, the girls helped to develop a Girl Scout cookie-inspired menu of specialty cereal bowls.

The troop’s original goal was to sell at least 6,000 boxes of cookies. However, by day six, the group sold a noteworthy 32,500 boxes. This was, in large part, due to the troop’s powerful story spreading like wildfire on social media. The group also received more than $15,000 in donations. Those proceeds will go towards financing camping activities, programs and trips for the girls.

“I’m so excited that I got a chance to sell cookies, just like any other Girl Scout,” Sanaa, a 10-year-old from the troop, told NBC News. “Next year we are going to reach a higher goal.”

Meridith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts Greater New York, championed the sale as a “resounding success.”

“They felt this support—they felt someone is on their side,” Maskara said. “When a shelter opens in a neighborhood, they are not always told that.”

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7 thoughts on “Girl Scout Troop Of Homeless Girls Sell Over 32K Boxes Of Cookies

  1. Ernestine Morrison on said:

    With $15,000 couldn’t someone have
    started a GoFundMe page for their
    families to get housing? Why does the
    money have to go for anything other
    than securing them housing of their
    own? I don’t comprehend that. Is. this
    another question of a white establish-
    ment profitting not only off People of
    Color but children also? Huh? Am I the
    only one not 😂 about this situation
    involving not just the 🏠less but home
    less children also. Wake Up people.

    • Why does the money go for anything other than “securing them housing of their own?” you ask? The answer to your question is, donations can’t secure housing. Only solid employment can. Where do you think they’ll wind up after the donations stop rolling in?

  2. Even though the GS cookies didn’t taste as good this year, a BIG cheer for an awesome job girls!! You are indeed worthy and someone special!! Kudos to the Girl Scouts!

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