October 4, 2023

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England Donates Cookies to Local Organizations


Warwick, RI (May 4, 2022)—Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE) donated over 4,500 Girl Scout Cookie packages to health care workers, first responders, military personnel, and local food pantries through a local community service project called Cookie Share.

Cookie Share is a Girl Scout Cookie Program related service project that GSSNE implements each year where customers support Girl Scouts by purchasing a package of cookies that is then donated to a local organization such as food banks, nursing homes, shelters, military, and hospitals. Giving back to the community is a big part of what Girl Scouts learn through participating in the Cookie Program. Troops and service units can also collect cookie share at in-person booth sales which they donate to their own local organizations.

Each year Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England selects a local organization to be the recipient of our annual Cookie Program Community Service Project. The 2022 recipient is Children's Friend. Children’s Friend serves Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children and families. Services include Early Head Start, Head Start, WIC, adoption, foster care, help for families with substance abuse, counseling, assistance for children with developmental delays, and other child welfare and early childhood services. Girls and troops can choose to donate a portion of their cookie proceeds to support Children’s Friend. This is also a great opportunity for girls to learn about the importance of giving back to their communities!

The Girl Scout Cookie Program—the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world—funds life-changing programs, experiences, and learning for local girls and Girl Scout troops all year long. Despite challenges this year, thousands of local girls are building skills, learning, and having fun through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 100% of the proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay local, powering essential leadership development programming and meaningful community impact.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is an important component of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Not only does the sale of these delicious treats help fund troop programs, camp, financial aid, and travel, but it provides girls with important skills that last a lifetime. These include giving back to the community, decision making, people skills, money management and so much more. And it is important to know proceeds from purchases made locally remain in the community,” said Ginger Lallo, Chief Operating Officer at GSSNE.

To donate to Cookie Share please click here.

We Are Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs across Southeastern New England, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit gssne.org. follow @gssne on Instagram, follow @GirlScoutsofSNE on Twitter, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GSSNE


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