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Girl Scouts Donate Proceeds From Cookie Sales to Support Rescue Animals

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Girl Scouts from Kaua‘i Girl Scout Troop 008 pick up supplies from Natural Pets Hawai‘i to donate to the Kaua‘i Humane Society. (Courtesy photo)

It turns out, not only are Girl Scout cookies tasty for humans, they also can benefit furry friends.

Kaua‘i Girl Scout Troop 008 recently donated $6,000 it earned from cookie sales this year to help rescue animals at the Kaua‘i Humane Society.

“As a troop, the girls expressed their love for animals,” troop leader Cheryl Lum said in a press release. “Many shared that they want a career in helping animals when they get older. While they cannot yet be the veterinarians, they knew that this donation would allow them to help support the rescue animals now.”


Sponsoring a kennel at the humane society pays for every animal that resides in that particular kennel for a 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 food and supplies for all of the animals at the facility.

The Girl Scouts of Troop 008 gained skills in customer service, market analysis, product knowledge, teamwork, confidence, budgeting and more through the annual cookie sales. The Kaua‘i troop’s donation also upholds the longstanding, statewide tradition of reinvesting funds from the sales into the community.

For more information about Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i, click here.


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