Monday, April 8, 2019

2019 Gift of Caring Donation

On Saturday, April 6, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast kicked off Cookies on Ice with our annual Gift of Caring (GOC) donation celebration!

Our top GOC Girl Scouts gathered at the Scope Arena in Norfolk to load up 100 cases of cookies into the United Services Organization of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia (USOHRCV) van. The cases are just a few of many that are being donated to the USOHRCV thanks to the GOC program, our girls’ hard work and the generous donations made by cookie customers all over southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. More than 32,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be delivered in total. Among other branches of the military, the cookies will serve as an extra ‘thank you’ to Coast Guard members who were impacted by the government shutdown this year as they will be the first group of service members to receive them.

Following the donation, our top GOC sellers enjoyed a hockey themed party, which included a special meet and greet with the Norfolk Admirals’ mascot, Salty. The fun continued as several Girl Scouts performed the flag ceremony before the team’s last game of the season. Our top GOC seller, Girl Scout Cadette Maureen, even got to drop the puck!