Nothing says "home" to a soldier quite like a box of Girl Scout cookies.
This is why Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio has established their "I CARE" program, which allows people to purchase Girl Scout cookies as gifts to be donated to our deployed military. This year we collected a total of 107,000 boxes of cookie donations to be shipped to deployed military through Operation Gratitude--the largest single donation from any organization ever!
Today we received this thank you note from an Army Major to Girl Scout Troop 1247. The troop had loaded up 4,000 boxes of the "I Care" cookie donations over Memorial Day and traveled to the VanNuys Armory to assist Operation Gratitude with care packages for deployed soldiers. The girls wrote many letters & helped assemble the boxes to be shipped out.
I am a Major in the US Army deployed in Afghanistan. I received a package today from Operation Gratitude which included "lemonades" Cookies. These are my favorite.
On behalf of my Troops and myself, please pass on my appreciation for the donation of cookies to this program. Many of us over here enjoy getting mail. It is our way to dream of better times while away from our loved ones.
I want to thank the young ladies of Troop 1247, each of them brought wonderful rays of light into my life today.
Please pass on my heartfelt Thanks.
Great work girls! What a wonderful way to show gratitude to our deployed soldiers!
If you would like to support our military men and women through an "I Care" donation, please contact Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio at 1-800-400-GIRL (4475) or email Elizabeth Locke-Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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