Girl Scout Cookies to share

May 24, 2012

From guest blogger Angela Nelson, who leads Amway corporate citizenship programs in West Michigan:

What do you get when you bring together girls and cookies? You get Girl Scout Cookies of course.

Like many across the United States, I look forward to the sale of Girl Scout Cookies every year. While it is easy to assume that everyone has enjoyed the yummy goodness of a Thin Mint or Caramel deLight, there are many who cannot afford to purchase this unique treat.

That’s why Girl Scout Brownie Troop #13979, from Collins Elementary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, decided to ask their customers to purchase one additional box of cookies that would be donated to Kids Food Basket, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to attack childhood hunger.

In doing so, these Girl Scouts sold an additional 450 boxes of cookies, providing more than 6,000 cookies to children who rely on Kids Food Basket for evening meals.

Amway recently hosted these Girl Scouts to tour our headquarters, and told us all about their innovative service project. We thought this story was as sweet as … well, cookies. And certainly worth sharing.

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