Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) aims to send 45,000 boxes of the brand’s iconic cookies to men and women serving our country overseas in the U.S. Military and community veterans’ groups
Donations to the program – called Operation: Sweet Appreciation – will be collected online now through Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at gswpa.org/military.
Anyone who donates online to Operation: Sweet Appreciation can choose a specific Girl Scout troop or individually registered girl (also known as Indie Girls) to benefit from the donation, just as they would through the traditional Cookie Program.
“Every year, Girl Scouts make military men and women a priority by sending care packages of Girl Scout Cookies, much-needed personal items and letters to U.S. servicemen and women around the globe,” said Patricia A. Burkart, CEO of GSWPA. “Operation: Sweet Appreciation helps amplify their efforts and sends tens of thousands of cookies to active-duty soldiers overseas as well as veterans right here at home.”
In 2015, more than 38,000 boxes of cookies were donated through Operation: Sweet Appreciation. By the end of booth sales on March 20, more than 40,000 boxes were already donated.