Troop of Girl Scouts from shelters is on a special cookie mission
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Girl Scout Troop 6000 is on a mission to sell 6,000 boxes of cookies. This isn't just any troop. All of the girls are homeless and live in New York's shelter system.
Troop manager Giselle Burgess said the troop is the same as any other—the girls just don't have a home. Burgess started the troop when she found herself and her four children without a home in 2016.
Her four daughters are now thriving alongside 290 other homeless New York City Girl Scouts. Girl Scout Sanaa Angabin said she was very excited to sell cookies for the first time.
The troop teamed up with Little Brownie Bakers, a division of Kellogg's, which has been baking Girl Scout cookies for 45 years.
The girls will be selling Samoas, Tagalongs, and Thin Mints at the Kellogg's Cafe in Union Square, where they'll learn to welcome customers and take part in a real business transaction.
Customers can also buy creative bowls that are a mixture of Girl Scout cookies and Kellogg's cereal. Jen Roth of Little Brownie Bakers said the bowls are for sale through Sunday and that 100 percent of the proceeds will fund Troop 6000 activities.
On the first day, the line stretched throughout the store. If you want to support Troop 6000, the girls will sell cookies through Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. each day.