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B.C. Girl Guide cookie fundraising moves online for second year

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April 10, 2021 - 9:00 PM

With social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19, the Girl Guides of B.C. won't be travelling door to door selling cookies for the second year in a row.

B.C. London Drugs will see Girl Guide classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies available exclusively at all stores as well as online, according to a Girl Guides press release.

The cookie fundraiser, which is the largest source of fundraising support for non-profit Girl Guides programs across B.C., is set to bring in more than $600,000 through the sale of 120,000 boxes of cookies at London Drugs. All sales will go directly to B.C. Girl Guides to support their ongoing programs empowering girls and young women in the province.

“Girl Guides teach adaptability and preparedness to handle unexpected situations with a sense of confidence and self-assuredness. These are the same principles that have been critically important for all of us over the last year,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs president and chief operating officer, in the press release.

Funds raised will support Girl Guide programming at the local level as well as including resources and membership subsidies for girls with financial need, according to the press release.

It will also support newly adopted initiatives to provide safe outdoor, virtual, and at-home activities that keep guiding going no matter what health conditions arise and provide an essential connection for girls during the pandemic and beyond.

“Now more than ever, we need funding to keep girls connected with supportive peers and caring adult role models who mentor them during these unusual times,” said Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner for BC, Girl Guides of Canada.

“Our non-profit Guiding programs are fully volunteer-powered and rely on amazing support from our communities. We are grateful to London Drugs for providing a safe distribution network to sell our cookies, and we are grateful to British Columbians for their continued support through the purchase of Girl Guide cookies.”

Girl Guides cookies are now available at all B.C. London Drugs locations and online.

 


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