Girl Scouts send over 20,000 boxes of cookies to military

By Yaneisy Blanco….
The Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida’s annual sale of Girl Scout Cookies, which started on Jan. 13, continues through Feb. 10.

Since 2008, the organization has participated in the Cookies from the Heart program, which allows individuals to support the organization by purchasing cookies and donating them to our men and women serving in the military both here and overseas.

With the support of the community, the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida has already sent more than 20,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to military personnel serving our country in military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as within the United States and to the Wounded Warriors Hospital in Fort Sam Houston, TX.

This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals and corporations to say “thank you” to the military men and women serving our country, while also showing support of the organization and giving back to the community.

The organization just partnered with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Inc. to send the Cookies from the Heart products to active military personnel serving overseas in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Japan and Germany. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach will send care packages to soldiers that have signed up or have had a family member sign up for them. This year, cookies donated for the Cookies from the Heart program will be sent to Wounded Warriors Hospital in Fort Sam Houston and Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.

“The Cookies from the Heart program is a wonderful way to show support to our soldiers while helping the Girls Scouts during our most important fundraising effort of the year,” said Maria D. Tejera, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida Inc.

More than 450 troops across Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are selling Girl Scout Cookies to friends, neighbors and community members at booths and going door-to-door. The cookies are sold for $4 a box and include such popular flavors as Thin Mints, Samoas and Trefoils and Thank U Berry Munch Girl Scout Cookies.

For more information about how to participate or sponsor the Girl Scout Cookies from the Heart Program, visit online at www.girlscoutsfl.org or call 305-253-4841. Corporate sponsorships range from $500 to $2,500. To locate the nearest location to purchase cookies, visit the Cookie Locator at http://cookielocator.littlebrownie.com, which helps you find locations by zip code.


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