Hurricane Sandy Cookie Initiative
Girl Scouts from Staten Island made 250 lunches and delivered them
to the families and workers devastated by Sandy
Dear Girl Scout Families:
We wanted to share with you a Sandy relief effort story and our response.
Staten Island Troop 5327, led by Toni Morrissette, has been volunteering in the Sandy recovery effort for over a week. The troop even decided to work toward a joint Silver Award by volunteering in the Ocean Breeze area of South Beach, Staten Island.
The troop distributed supplies to people cleaning up their destroyed homes. They asked homeowners what supplies they needed. How did people respond? They looked at the girls wearing their Girl Scout vests and asked for cookies! Out of the approximately 40 to 50 homes visited, at least two dozen families had the same request: "Cookies!"
As some of you may know, we have rescheduled our Corporate Cookie Connection Day to Monday, November 12. The great news is that this year we will use the day as an opportunity to help our families in need. For more information, including locations, click HERE.
Here are the changes we’re making:
- Site Donations: All additional money collected beyond Girl Scout Cookie sales will be donated to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts through The Mayor’s Fund To Advance New York City.
- Operation Cookie: Cookies purchased for our Operation Cookie program will be given to families affected by Hurricane Sandy after the event. If any additional inventory remains, it will be distributed to service personnel and other organizations as part of our traditional Operation Cookie program.
We have 25 sites participating, and we hope people are even more inspired this year to support not just our troops but also families across the city devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
For more information on Corporate Cookie Connection, click HERE.
A big thank you to Toni Morrissette for bringing people’s requests to our attention!
Yours in Girl Scouting,