Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast Donate More Than 32,000 Boxes of Cookies to USOHRCV
The only thing sweeter than Girl Scout cookies, is their support for our local men and women in uniform! On Saturday, April 6, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (GSCC) held their ceremonial cookie donation to USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia (USOHRCV) at the Norfolk Scope Arena. For years, USOHRCV has been the charity of choice for their Gift of Caring (GOC) program, a nationwide community service project where Girl Scout troops decide on a charitable organization or service group they would like to support with cookie donations.
About 40 of their top GOC sellers packed 100 cases of cookies into our USOHRCV van. This year, more than 32,000 boxes of cookies will be distributed in our centers for service members to enjoy. The cookies will be an extra special token of appreciation to our Coast Guard members who were impacted by the government shutdown this year, as they will be the first to receive them.
“The cookies are a tremendous help in our work to maintain high morale with our service members living and working in our communities and we can’t thank Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast enough! They not only enjoy having these wonderful treats, but they also recognize all the hard work that goes in to cookie season,” said Chelsea Moran-Lynch, Director of Resource Development at USOHRCV.
After the donation, the Girl Scout troops celebrated their success with a hockey themed party, which included meeting the Norfolk Admirals’ mascot.
Team USOHRCV appreciates the hard work of Girl Scout troops and their customers to support our mission. They are a true Force Behind the Forces!
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