Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Homeless Girl Scouts Aim To Sell 6000 Boxes Of Cookies In NYC

Homeless Girl Scouts Aim To Sell 6000 Boxes Of Cookies In NYC

Troop 6000′s approximately two dozen members are preparing for the big Union Square cookie sale, Corinthia Fludd, Troop 6000's recruiting specialist, told AM New York. Founding members of the troop couldn't wait to sell their first cookies, and finally got to set up their stalls this year.

Forty young women from six different shelters across New York City will be on site with a goal of selling boxes of America's favorite cookies, like Thin Mints, Tagalongs and S'mores.

These Girl Scouts are making life a little bit sweeter.

In 2016, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, the Department of Homeless Services, and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York formed Troop 6000 to give program access to homeless young girls, many of whom had been unable to participate because of residential instability. "That's what Troop 6000 is all about", the Girl Scouts of Greater New York website explains.

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The mother has taught the girls first aid, the history of women's suffrage and financial literary. They're aiming to sell a record 6,000 boxes of cookies by Friday.

Retired military personnel residing at the Armed Forces Veteran's Home in Gulfport received cookies this season from Troops 3402 and 6346 from St. James Catholic Church. Kellogg's NYC, the cereal bar hosting their booth, will also feature recipes created by the girls, and proceeds will go to the troop.

On my honor, I will try, to not eat all these cookies, at least not in one sitting, ahem.

'I think girls are hearing different messages socially and its our job as a leadership organization for girls in New York City to step up and make sure that their voice is heard, ' she said.

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