Tag Archives: Hometown Heroes

Rainbow Alley honored as Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Laura Hopkins

Metro Denver

Littleton

Cadette Troop 60074 tries to think outside of the box when it comes to choosing Hometown Heroes, and pick organizations that don’t get donations from other troops. This year, they chose Rainbow Alley, a community center for LGBTQ youth in Denver. When we brought the cookies in, they gave us a great tour and explained all of the services they offer for young people. We hope that the staff, volunteers, and kids enjoy the cookies!

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Delivering cookies to our Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Ariella Wells

Northern & Northeastern CO

Fort Collins

Troop 70720 had many Hometown Heroes this year– thanks to fantastic customers in the northern Colorado area!

We delivered 500 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Larimer County Food Bank and another 70 packages to Good Samaritan. After delivering the cookies to Good Samaritan, we stayed for an hour to do crafts, color, and hangout with residents. Many of the residents were Girl Scouts and some had some great stories to tell.

Kindness and giving back is always a joy and it was lovely to have this opportunity.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Hometown Hero: Project Angel Heart

Submitted by Meleah Williams

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Our troop worked hard this cookie season to collect Girl Scout Cookies to donate to our Hometown Hero, Project Angel Heart, a local organization that provides meals to people undergoing serious medical treatments. The girls were able to donate more than 50 packages of cookies to the organization, and also used a portion of their cookie proceeds to purchase cereal as part of a cereal drive. Between the girls’ cookie proceeds and generous donations from our troop families, we were able to donate more than 60 boxes of cereal. Our troop also decorated bags for meal deliveries. The girls had a great time partnering with this wonderful organization!

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Alpine rescue and Troop 66528

Submitted by Kim McMahon

Metro Denver

Black Hawk

Our troop picked Alpine Rescue as our Hometown Hero. These ladies and gentlemen are all volunteers who put their lives on the line every day for residents and tourists alike to enjoy our beautiful state! They deserve so much more than cookies and we wanted to let them know how thankful we all are to them. Let’s give a big applause to each and every one of them! Thank you for your service!

We have a small group of four Juniors from Black Hawk. We work hard in play and also at the age of being involved in our community. These G.I.R.L.s have the desire to teach the younger ones what Girl Scouts involves, but also to make a difference in others’ lives! Now that cookie season is over, we will be focused on collecting stuffed animals for the senior center, so we can let everyone know that they still matter! Very proud of our girls and the goals they have set!

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Troop 44429 honors Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Jennifer Jones

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

The girls in Troop 44429 picked the Security Fire Department for our Hometown Heroes this year. They were able to donate over 300 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to them.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Daisies first Hometown Hero cookie delivery

Submitted by Brittany Smith

Northern & Northeastern CO

Windsor

Our Girl Scout Daisies made their first-ever Hometown Hero cookie delivery! They were able to donate over 100 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Fort Collins Rescue Mission. We are so lucky to have an organization to support our homeless neighbors. The girls really enjoyed giving back to the community.

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Girl Scouts deliver 12,000 packages of cookies to veterans

As many as 20 Girl Scouts, along with their troop leaders and Girl Scout supporters, delivered 12,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora on Thursday, March 28, 2019.  Girls handed out a fraction of the cookies to veterans and staff. The rest will be delivered to VA hospitals and clinics throughout Colorado.

Making the world a better place is central to the Girl Scout mission. The Girl Scout Cookies that were delivered were purchased as part of Girl Scouts’ Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program. Customers purchase a package of cookies to donate to Girl Scouts’ heroes – a perfect solution for those who pass on the tempting treats! Girls learn about the invaluable work of their recipients by taking tours, learning about careers in public service, and helping with service projects. Girl Scouts’ Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program also honors non-profit organizations, food banks, military, and other uniformed personnel who are so important to the community.

Thank you to Reporter Shawn Chitnis of CBS4/KCNC-TV for joining us for this great event and sharing this story.

Troop 65659 honors Maxfund as Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Jessica Spangler

Metro Denver

Denver

The girls of multi-level Troop 65659 wanted to reward and support those in our community who help homeless animals. They selected Maxfund for Hometown Hero cookies this year. While they were there, they toured the cat shelter and gave the cats much needed love and attention. There are many, many cats at Maxfund in need of a loving home!

MaxFund provides emergency care and a home for injured animals until the owner is located or a suitable home is found. MaxFund is a TRUE no-kill shelter. They also provide low-cost vaccinations, pet food, and spay/neuter clinics for pets of low-resource families, and a Therapy Program. It takes pets to visit senior centers, the VA Hospital, and nursing homes.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Girl Scout Cookies for Hometown Heroes

Submitted by Katie DeBell

Mountain Communities

Kremmling

The Girl Scout Troop 50292 of Kremmling delivered their Hometown Hero Girl Scout Cookies at the school board meeting on March 12, 2019. The Hometown Heroes is a program in which the girls get to choose an organization in their community to donate cookies to, and this year the girls chose their teachers. They started with a pretty good list of well-deserving organizations, but their teachers won by an overwhelming majority. They were delighted to present their teachers with 204 packages of cookies, each of which had a sticky note on it thanking their heroes.

These girls love their teachers!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Uniform to Uniform: A visit from my Hometown Hero

Submitted by Emma P., Troop 31004

Pueblo & Southeastern CO

Colorado City

Our local firefighters stopped by our booth to learn more about what we do. We were happy to share and tell them that our troop had chosen them to be our Hometown Heroes!

I set my goal at 400 packages and 15 Hometown Heroes and 15 Gift of Caring donations. I met all of my goals and have set new goal of 525 packages. It was awesome to have firefighters stop by. They have special place in my heart because when I was little they saved my life. I am glad we can give back to them.

Invite uniformed personnel, such as law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, etc., to visit you at your cookie booth as part of Uniform to Uniform! Learn all about this new patch program on the GSCO Blog: https://bit.ly/2VaYX1a