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January 18, 2005

Troops helping Troops

My good friend JP and his family have an irresistable opportunity for those who love cookies and/or love our troops. I have first-hand knowledge that the two conditions are not mutually exclusive. Here's his offer:

Are you interested in helping out the troops? And by “the troops” I mean, of course, two particular girl scout troops as well as some men and women in Iraq.

It’s Girl Scout cookie time again. Maggie is a leader in 2 troops. Both of my girls are involved. That means there are cookies galore here. If you are inclined to buy Girl Scout cookies, the girls would really appreciate it.

However, if you don’t want cookies for yourself, there is another way you can participate, help out the girls and make someone else’s day.

The Scouts are taking donations to send cookies to soldiers in Iraq. Girl Scout Cookies for these soldiers are a reminder of home. We’re only allowed to send to service men and women who are known personally to an individual in the troop. Let me send along this info from Maggie:

Girl Scout Council Southeastern Massachusetts Brownie Troop 1149 and Junior Troop 1061 are sending boxes of cookies to two (or more) units stationed in Iraq

One unit is the 447th Airborne, Air Force unit stationed in Baghdad Airport another unit is a Marine unit, but I don’t have the details (another leader does) there is the possibility of one or two other units — the father of a 4th grade girl is a reservist who was just called up, and there is another family with both a Brownie and a Junior who has a family member in Iraq.

We will send the cookies to as many different units as we can, and the servicepeople we know have promised to share. We can only send cookies to Iraq if we know someone in a unit, we can’t send them generally.

If you are someone I am in personal contact with and would like to buy cookies for yourself, just send me an email letting me know what cookies you want. These are the cookies that we have available: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Iced Berry Piñatas, Reduced Fat Lemon Pastry Cremes, Classic Shortbread, Caramel deLites, and Animal Treasures. (The bakery’s site is down, so I don’t have a link to the descriptions). The cookies are $3.50/box.

If you want to contribute to sending cookies to Iraq simply email me at this address. Let me know how much you’d like to contribute. PayPal works best for me. If you don’t use PayPal, we’ll work something else out.

Make a soldier’s day! If you do, and you don’t mind giving me your snail mail address, one of my girls will send you a “thank you” note expressing the troop’s appreciation.

My son was the recipient of a huge box of Girl Scout cookies a few months ago - he and the other Marines in his company deeply appreciated the generosity of folks back home . . . and JP was among those who contributed to the cause. If you'd like to make the day of a few more Marines and soldiers, plus at least two adorable Girl Scouts, e-mail JP at drmomentum-at-yahoo.com and reference Girl Scout Cookies in the subject line.

Posted by Deb at January 18, 2005 11:23 AM

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Thanks for spreading the word!

It's been good to see people here at the university, friends and students and such, who like the cookies and want to share that with the people who have given so much of themselves.

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