Gift of Caring
All throughout the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie season (through March 11, 2018), customers can opt to donate their purchased cookies through the Girl Scout Gift of Caring program. Purchases of cookies that are donated through this program are tax deductible. Donated cookies are distributed to seniors and people in need throughout the region via partnerships with social service agencies, including the Meals on Wheels People, Marion-Polk Food Share and Clark County Food Bank.
“The Gift of Caring program is one of the many ways in which GSOSW Girl Scouts give back to their local communities,” said Karen Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. “The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps to not only develop entrepreneurial skills in girls, but also fosters a lifelong commitment to giving back to others.”
Throughout the 2018 cookie season, nearly 9,000 Girl Scouts, representing areas within 37 counties, will participate in this special program to donate Girl Scout Cookies which will get distributed to a variety of social service agencies throughout the region.