When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they learn new skills and help sister Girl Scouts and their communities all while having fun.
Cadette Troop 634 made a change for the better! The girls donated 700 toothbrushes and 590 tubes of toothpaste to a dental clinic, $400 worth of clothes to a clothing drive, 206 pounds of food to a homeless shelter, 170 centerpieces for a retirement home, 50 care packages for troops overseas, and the list goes on and on!
How did Troop 634 make this happen? They came up with a resourceful money saving idea by using their cookie funds to purchase clearance and off-season items. For example, during the fall, the girls bought 69 backpacks for $1 each and 523 hand sanitizer bottles for $0.04 each. What a deal!
When Rocky Point Dental Clinic asked for help, the girls didn’t have the funds to buy toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste. Fortunately, resourcefulness came to the rescue! The girls contacted their local dentists and orthodontists to ask for donations and they were glad to help.
“If we all do a little, we can do a lot,” said a member of Troop 634.
Troop 634 definitely knows how to create big results on a small budget. With some planning, shopping off season and holding item drives, these girls are making things better in their community. Way to go, girls!
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