Yesterday about 1/3 of our troop was able to take a trip down to Catholic Outreach to deliver over 500 boxes of cookies collected through donations during this year’s Girl Scout Cookie selling season. Our troop collected donations for over 600 boxes total, with some being donated to community members who helped us during our selling season, some sent by individual girls to troops overseas and the majority being donated to Catholic Outreach. Catholic Outreach was voted by our troop as our local Hometown Hero after the Daisies took a field trip to the shelter in December, while working on their “Making Choices” leaf patch.
When we arrived to start unloading boxes, camera crews from KKCO, KJCT and KREX were on hand to film us because this was the largest donation to charity by any troop on the Western Slope! Way to go girls (and parents)!!!
This excerpt is from the news release issued by the Fund Development Manager of our Girl Scout Council “Each year, Girl Scouts adopt Hometown Heroes during the Girl Scout Cookie Program. These Hometown Heroes can be non-profit organizations, food banks, or military and uniformed personnel, to name a few examples. Troop 12214 chose Catholic Outreach to receive their Hometown Hero cookie donations after the troop’s members visited the shelter in December to learn about the services they provide to those in our community who are in need. This visit was part of the Daisies’ work to earn the “Making Choices” Girl Scout Patch. Catholic Outreach is a local non-profit whose mission aligns both with Holy Family Catholic School and Troop 12214, so it was a natural choice!”