For customers who’ve already purchased enough cookies for themselves, the Cookie Share Program is a great option. This program is a way for girls and their customers to help others in the community by purchasing cookies for local charities – including military men, women and families, Catholic Charities, and the Kansas Food Bank among others.
Girl Scout Volunteers, staff and military personnel helped load more than 15,000 cookie boxes purchased through the Cookie Share program in 2012 for Catholic Charities and Kansas Food Bank. More than half of all shares went to overseas troops and military families.
SHEPLERS: LEADING THE WAY IN COOKIE SHARES
In 2012, Shelplers Inc. bought 17 boxes to serve at organizational staff meetings as well as secured 100 Cookie Shares intended to be sent to troops overseas. These shares were distributed among staff members’ daughters who are Girl Scouts.
Nikki Beyrle, Sheplers Human Resource Manager, helped by giving a video testimony about why they feel, as an organization, that it is important to support their community and how backing Girl Scouts is a win-win. She and the Product Sales team at Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland challenge other like-minded organizations to follow their lead.
COOKIE SHARE REWARDS
Girls can earn a Cookie Share patch by selling 10 or more packages of cookies for the Cookie Share program and a hat for selling 25 or more. The Cookie Share program gives girls an opportunity to learn about philanthropy and community service.
Through the Cookie Share program customers may donate cookies to our military troops, Catholic Charities, Kansas Food Bank, or local food pantries.
It’s easy to participate!
1. When selling, ask customers if they would like to purchase extra packages of cookies to donate to one of the organizations listed above.
2. Customers complete a Cookie Share receipt.
3. Turn in Cookie Share receipts and money to your Troop Leader.
4. The Council delivers the cookies to the organizations.