GARDEN CITY, NY (WCBS 880) – Thousands of boxes of cookies are being sent off to U.S. soldiers overseas as a gift from Nassau County Girl Scouts.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs With Proud Girl Scouts

“Over the past five years, we’ve sent over, I think we’re getting close to 200,000 boxes of cookies. So, this will be another shipment towards that,” said executive director Donna Saravello on Tuesday.

Saravello said both the soldiers and girls are appreciative of Operation Cookie: “The [troop] leader wrote me a note. It said that the girls learned more that day, not about cookies and not about selling, but about giving and that it was such a good lesson.”

DHL is helping to deliver the cookies.

Girl Scouts Isabella, Jordan, and Antoinette, said they are feeling pretty proud. Isabella says it’s “because it’s to help the soldiers and they fight for our country.” “I feel really proud that I’m able to participate in this and help out other people and give back.”

Scout Antoinette added, “Yeah, it feels good to know that they know someone is thinking of them.”

Comments (3)
  1. kendra says:

    i also think that that is a very good thing that they are doing cause there doing it from the bottom of there heart that is what makes it extra special..

  2. lieut dan's aunt says:

    bravo young ladies! i hope you have and idea of how important Operation Cookie is. That little bit of something from home at the end of a mission does alot to help the troops relax. A nephew of mine served 2 tours in iraq. The second time he led a platoon of 32. Every couple of months I would send a care package of homemade goodies, I would hear back by e-mail and a couple of short calls from Dan & “his guys” about how excited and grateful they were. You may not hear from the troops you’ve helped, but believe me, they’re smiling and licking their fingers. keep up the good work!

  3. rizzo says:

    way to go girls! always nice to read good news! 🙂

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