Kansas Girl Scouts and their generous Cookie Sale customers have reached a huge milestone this year we can all celebrate! This year, local Girl Scouts have surpassed 100,000 "Cookie Shares" benefiting soldiers and Kansas charities since the local Cookie Share Program started in 2010.
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland would like to thank Cookie Sale customers for helping the girls reach this incredible achievement! In fact, with at least 17,000 Cookie Shares sold this year by Girl Scouts across 80 Kansas counties, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has now reached more than 111,000 Cookie Shares sold since 2010. Customers who purchased a Cookie Share during this year's Cookie Sale, which ended March 20, donated a package of cookies to members of the military and their families, or to local charities like the Kansas Food Bank and Catholic Charities. In 2015, Kansas Girl Scouts sold 16,150 Cookie Shares, so customers giving back to soldiers and charities increased this year!
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has also surpassed the total number of cookies sold last year. Although 2016 sales are still being tallied, early sales reports as of March 22 show at least 1,495,563 packages of cookies sold in 2016, an increase of 32,993 packages over 2015. This success wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of both cookie customers and the many Kansas businesses that provided cookie booth opportunities.
Proceeds from the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale – every penny after paying the baker – stay in Kansas to support local Girl Scouts. The Girl Scout Cookie Program funds the new adventures and life-changing opportunities girls get through Girl Scouting, from travel opportunities to summer camp. Girl Scouts and their troops also invest money from their own cookie sales right back into the community through service projects across the state.