Saturday, February 25, 2017

GIRL SCOUTS: Cookies for the military

My busy-bee friend Karen, who is always deeply involved in several projects simultaneously, is helping to organize "Operation Cookie Drop," which sends cartons of Girl Scout cookies to local members of the military who are stationed overseas. The project is sponsored by the Brandywine Valley Girl Scout Service Unit, which serves the Kennett Square and Unionville-Chadds Ford School Districts.
Karen writes:
 "Will you help us get the word out about our Operation Cookie Drop community service project? We usually send about a total of 5500 boxes or more a year overseas to 28 to 35 hometown heroes. We are looking for addresses of men and women in the armed forces who are known to anyone in our local area. It can be spouses, cousins, friends, brothers, sisters, neighbors etc. Please send all addresses to Karen D'Agusto at
"We are also looking for local sponsorship to help with the mailing of the boxes. Our yearly mailing costs run about $2,500. Each Girl Scout troop donates part of their hard earned cookie money to mailing these large boxes. Unfortunately, it is never enough to cover the costs of mailing the boxes."
Speaking of Girl Scout cookies, I had to laugh the other day when I saw "Use or Freeze Before Sept. 1, 2017" written on a box of Thin Mints. As if!

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