Soldiers, Charities Benefit From Girl Scout Cookie Shares

By KBBE News
March 21, 2017

Customers can opt to donate their cookie purchase toward a good cause

Before the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale ends Sunday, March 26, there is still time for customers to support not only Kansas Girl Scouts, but soldiers and local charities, too.

Through Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland’s Cookie Share Program, customers can purchase cookies at the same $4 per package and donate their purchase to members of the military and their families, or local charities like the Kansas Food Bank.

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has distributed more than 117,500 packages of Girl Scout Cookies through its Cookie Share Program since the program started in 2010, with more than half going to military members and their families, including those stationed overseas. Last year, Kansas Girl Scouts sold a council record of more than 23,000 Cookie Shares – that’s more than $92,000 worth of Girl Scout Cookies customers bought and donated to soldiers and Kansas charities.

Cookie Shares, which are tax-deductible, are also a great option for those who cannot consume cookies but still want to support local Girl Scouts. Agencies across the state benefit from Cookie Shares, including the Kansas Food Bank, Catholic Charities, Kansas National Guard, McConnell Air Force Base, and many others.

All proceeds from the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale – every penny after paying the baker – stay in Kansas to support local girls, helping pay for camp, uniforms, Girl Scout troop activities, financial aid, and community service projects across the state.

To participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Share Program, ask a local Girl Scout or enter your zip code at kansasgirlscouts.org to find the nearest cookie booth before the annual sale ends March 26. Customers can also call the Cookie Hotline at 888-686-MINT (6468).

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Members of McConnell Air Force Base were among those who benefited from the more than 23,000 Cookie Shares purchased by Girl Scout Cookie customers in 2016. 


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