Cookies for Heroes to be collected this weekend!
March 7, 2013
Girl Scouts across Connecticut are participating in the Cookie Program that teaches them five important skills: goal setting, money management, business ethics, people skills, and decision making. Girl Scouts are learning these skills and the importance of community service.
The Cookies for Heroes service project allows customers to purchase Girl Scout Cookies from their local Girl Scout, and Girl Scouts of Connecticut, along with community partners, will deliver the cookies to service women and men overseas and at home. Girl Scouts also create thank-you cards to our service women and men, which are sent along with the cookies. Last year, over 125,000 boxes of cookies were collected and the goal is even higher this year.
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman is challenging all Girl Scout Cookie lovers to buy just one more box for our service women and men.
“This is a great way to say ‘thank you’ to all of our women and men in uniform,” Wyman said. “These boxes of Girl Scout cookies put a smile on our service women and men’s faces and they love reading the thank you cards we send. I challenge all Girl Scout Cookie customers to buy just one more box with each order and show our military how much we appreciate their service!”
The Cookies for Heroes Weekend is March 9-10, featuring special events throughout the state. For more information about Cookies for Heroes, visit www.cookiesforheroes.com.