Girl Scout cookie season is here and according to Good Morning America, when you order Thin Mints, S'mores and Samoas through New York City's Troop 6000, you can satisfy your cravings while supporting a good cause.
Troop 6000 isn't just your usual group of Girl Scouts. This distinct program was created to cater to girls who are a part of the New York City shelter system, wrote GMA.
The girls in this troop can receive badges for things such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, environmental protection and community service. According to GMA, they take field trips as well as visit work places and attend Girl Scout camp.
GMA wrote that like millions of Girl Scouts around the world, the girls sell the organizations famous cookies each year. Due to Covid-19, Troop's 6,000 cookies will solely be sold online.
"All of us at Girl Scouts of Greater New York are blown away by the recent outpouring of support for Troop 6000 in the form of Girl Scout Cookie purchases, and we are incredibly thankful that so many have felt moved to help us sustain and grow out effort to serve girls living in New York City family shelter," Heidi Schmidt, director of Girl Scouts of Greater New York's Troop 6000, said in a statement to GMA.
All of the money from their sales go toward their troop to finance uniforms, field trips and badge activities.
"All of the proceeds will help us bring Girl Scout programming to the hundreds of girls of Troop 6000, creating unique opportunities for them to build confidence, develop leadership skills, and to be part of a supportive community of sister Girl Scouts," Schmidt told GMA.
Troop 6000 also continues to help the girls once they leave the shelter system. The Transitional Programming Initiative, which started in 2018, guarantees that all girls introduced to Girl Scouts through this program will receive financial assistance to have Girl Scout troops in their new community.
Visit the Girl Scouts of NYC website to purchase cookies from Troop 6000.