Approximately 22 troops donated their Girl Scout Cookies to the South Jeffco Cupboard and then, many of them gathered to donate about 360 cases (that’s 4,230 packages) of cookies to Buckley Air Force Base. Four current soldiers came to speak to the girls and also gave them MRE’s (meals ready to eat) to try. Thank you to all the troops that donated!
This year, Troop 60114 began a service project called Friends of Phenyx, where we show support to children and families battling cancer. The girls have collected letters, pictures, and gifts in support of our friend, Phenyx, who has meshenchymal chrondosarcoma.
Continuing to be inspired, the troop donated over 200 packages of cookies to Brent’s Place, a safe and clean housing community for children being treated at Children’s Hospital.
Using their cookie money, the troop purchased coloring books, activity pads, books, and other fun items and made busy bags to be handed out to children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital.
The Girl Scouts of Troop 35 in SE Aurora selected the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department as their Hometown Hero this year. They sold over 8,000 boxes of cookies – at least 500 of them donations for their local police station.
When we dropped the 500+ boxes of cookies off, a volunteer officer took some time out of his evening to give us a tour of their facility in Centennial. The girls got to see the different departments, interact with dispatch, and spend some time inside a police car.
A few days later, we were contacted by the Sheriff himself! He was so grateful for our generous donation that he insisted on coming out and thanking the girls in person. He came to our recent troop meeting and spent a good half hour with the Girl Scouts, talking and answering questions. We were honored to have him with us and thrilled that the second grade Brownies got to have this experience.
Cadette Troop 4620 from Aurora chose to collect food and have the Smoky Hill Vineyard Food Bank as their Hometown Hero this year. The girls spent a Saturday morning handing out food to those in need. Eye opening to say the least for the girls. They hope to help out more in the future.
On April 11, 2017 Troop 52843 delivered a gift basket of Girl Scout Cookies to Adaptive Action Sports at Copper Mountain. The girls met Amy Purdy, her husband, and the staff who all shared some incredible stories about their organization, how they lost their leg(s), and the struggles each has overcome.
Troop 35159 chose American Medical Response (AMR) to be their Hometown Hero for cookie season. They chose AMR because of what they do for the community, and what they did for the troop. While earning their “First Aid” badge, the troop got the chance to tour an ambulance and speak with first responders. They had such a great time learning that they wanted to say thank you, not only from themselves but the community as well. Way to go Troop 35159!
This was our first time selling Girl Scout Cookies as a troop. The girls each met and exceeded their goals! The girls chose to donate their Hometown Hero cookies to the West Metro Fire District at station 15, and also toured the fire station and learned about what to do if there is a fire in their home. We then went to Murdoch’s to purchase food and other items for the animals at the South Platte Humane Society. We plan to deliver them at a later time.
Way to go Nellie and Sydney for helping deliver our 180 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to Project Angel Heart, our Hometown Heroes! Thank goodness they had a cart we could use after we carried in the first load. Project Angel Heart will give the cookies to their clients and share some with the volunteers. As a bonus, we decorated bags for their deliveries to clients, which we learned are sometimes hung as works of art around their volunteer room.
They gave us a tour and we learned a little more about them as an organization. They started in 1991 delivering nutritious meals to 12 people with life threatening illnesses and have grown to deliver to over 12,000 weekly. They were very appreciative!