Thin Mint cookies, anyone?
After Girl Scouts of the USA suspended door-to-door sales and cookie booths because of the spread of COVID-19, the organization is taking the cookie season online. Girl Scouts announced Friday that you can buy Tagalongs, Samoas and other cookies online.
The efforts are part of a "Girl Scouts Cookie Care" program that provides a safer way to order cookies for home delivery. You can donate a box of treats to first responders, volunteers and local causes. Cookie lovers can buy or donate at girlscouts.org/cookiecare.
Before the "Cookie Care" program, the seasonal sweets could be ordered from Girl Scouts using the organization's personal "Digital Cookie" platform, which provides consumers a link to order boxes online.
"For 108 years, Girl Scouts has been there in times of crisis and turmoil," said Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. "And today, we are stepping forward with new initiatives to help girls, their families and consumers connect, explore, find comfort and take action."
Girl Scout cookie seasons can vary by region and not all cookie varieties are available in each state.
The cookies are available for shipping nationwide. Girl Scouts said the sales obtained from its yearly cookie program are the "financial lifeblood" that helps it provide programming to 1.7 million girls.
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