It's that time of year...that's right, Girl Scout Cookie Time!
My troop, Troop 846 from North Springs High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia, annually sends Girl Scout Cookies to our troops stationed overseas, to give them a taste of home.
The 2009 Girl Scout Cookie Program has started - and so has Troop 846's Cookies for the Troops Program!
In 2006 Troop 846 sent 600 boxes of cookies overseas to soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany and North Africa last year. With postage and packaging funded through the generous donations of their cookie clients and families, soldiers known as "Cookie Santas" received cases of boxes of Girl Scout cookies to distribute among their fellow soldiers.
In 2007, they sent a whopping 1500 boxes to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we matched that number in 2008.
We're hoping for an even bigger year in 2009!!
HOW CAN I HELP, you ask? You can purchase your cookies from us and you can also purchase cookies to be sent overseas to the troops. Or you can make a donation toward cookies or postage...or both!
And if you know of a soldier stationed overseas who would love to get a taste of home in the form of Girl Scout Cookies, we'll also be collecting addresses!
If you have any questions, email me and I'll get back to you ASAP!
THANKS in advance for your support!
Maura Neill, ABR, MA
The Gebhardt Group
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
10220 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097