Easy online donation supports Southern Arizona goal to donate 24,000 boxes by March 24
Tucson, AZ (March 5, 2012) – Southern Arizona’s Girl Scouts want to give our soldiers, sailors and airmen a little taste of home by donating Girl Scout Cookies. The cookies are sent to U.S. military overseas via Operation Gratitude, a project of the USO – United Service Organizations.
“We started the cookie donation campaign last year and it was very successful,” said Debbie Rich, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. “For our cookie customers, it was a great way to support our troops – both Girl Scout and US military. The soldiers’ letters of thanks to our Girl Scouts was a great reward and inspired us to send more cookies overseas this year.”
Last year, through generous donations from the community, the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona were able to donate 11,000 boxes of cookies to members of the U.S. military. This year, the Girl Scout’s goal to donate 24,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to US overseas troops. The donation is 100 percent tax deductible.
To donate a box of cookies, stop by one of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Resource Centers at:
- Tucson Resource Center, 4300 E Broadway Blvd , Office: 520.327.2288
- Yuma Resource Center, 1950 W. 3rd St., Office: 928.210.3629
- Sierra Vista Resource Center, 2367 E. Fry Blvd, Office: 520.319.3191
- Nogales Resource Center, 1831 N. Mastic Way, Office: 520.980.6117
The 100th Anniversary Gala will be held Saturday, March 24, and cases of cookies will be there for guests to purchase cookies for the troops throughout the evening. Cookie customers can also donate cookies online at http://www.girlscoutssoaz.org/cookies/i-want-to-donate-cookies-to-soldiers/, or in person with any Girl Scout selling Girl Scout Cookies through Saturday, March 24, 2012. To find out where troops will have cookie booths, go online or contact your local resource center.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is one of 100 local councils in the United States and is comprised of Girl Scouts from Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz and Yuma counties. The Southern Arizona Council joins 3.2 million Girl Scouts – 2.3 million girl members and 880,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers — in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the movement’s founding. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others. For more information about Girl Scouts, contact the Council at 520-327-2288, visit GirlScoutsSoAZ.org or like them on Facebook.
For more information, contact:
Maria DeCabooter, Advocacy Specialist