Girl Scouts of Connecticut Donates Cookies to Coast Guard Foundation
April 19, 2012
With the 2012 Cookie Season wrapped up, Girl Scouts of Connecticut is hard at work delivering the over 120,000 boxes of cookies that were purchased this season for the Cookies for Heroes Gift of Caring program.
On April 13, Girl Scouts of Connecticut made a donation of 5,460 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the Coast Guard Foundation based in Stonington. The Coast Guard Foundation loaded cookies onto three vehicles, with one headed towards New York and Staten Island, another throughout the southern New England Coast Line, and a third one headed to the Coast Guard Academy, the International Ice Patrol, and the Coast Guard Research and Development Center.
The Cookies for Heroes program enabled customers to purchase Girl Scout Cookies from their local Girl Scout, and Girl Scouts of Connecticut, along with community partners, are currently delivering those cookies to service women and men overseas and at home.
“We are so proud to be able to support our service women and men, who are serving our country right here at home as well as overseas in foreign countries,” said Jennifer Smith Turner, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “Our Cookies for Heroes program is a wonderful way for us to give back to those who give so much in keeping our country safe and secure for all of us.”
"We are very grateful to the Girl Scouts of Connecticut for their 'Cookies for Heroes' gift to the Coast Guard," said Anne B. Brengle, president of the Coast Guard Foundation. "The Coast Guard Foundation tries to add a little sweetness to the lives of deserving men and women of the Coast Guard any chance we get."
The Coast Guard Foundation is a national non profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Coast Guard Foundation provides education, support and relief for the brave men and women, who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment. The Coast Guard Foundation aims to strengthen their service to our nation by encouraging them to excel on- and off-duty. For more information, visit http://coastguardfoundation.org/.