Girl Scouts Donate Cookie Sales to Help Animals
Kaua‘i Girl Scout Troop 008 donated a total of $6,000 to help rescue animals on the island.
With funds earned from this year’s cookie sales, the troop was able to sponsor three kennels at the Kaua‘i Humane Society and purchase supplies and food for the animals in the shelter.
“As a troop, the girls expressed their love for animals. Many shared that they want a career in helping animals when they get older,” said Cheryl Lum, troop leader, in a press release about the noble charity. “While they cannot yet be the veterinarians, they knew that this donation would allow them to help support the rescue animals now.”
Sponsoring kennels at Kaua‘i Humane Society pays for every animal that resides in that particular kennel for an entire year.
Troop 008 sponsored one kitten kennel and two dog kennels at $1,500 each. The troop also purchased and donated $1,500 worth of supplies and food from Natural Pets Hawai‘i. In the process of fundraising through cookie sales, the girls gained skills in customer service, market analysis, product knowledge, teamwork, confidence, budgeting and more.
The Kaua‘i troop’s donation upholds the longstanding, statewide tradition of reinvesting funds from the annual cookie sale into the community. Other organizations that have benefitted from Girl Scout Cookie sales over the years include local social services agencies serving families in need, children’s hospitals, food banks, sustainability groups, and others. For more information about Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i, visit www.gshawaii.org.
Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i supports over 5,000 girl and adult members statewide, building girls of courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.