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Despite pandemic, Girl Guides sell close to $1M worth of cookies in western Canada

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In pre-pandemic times, you wouldn’t have been able to avoid a Girl Guide with entrepreneurial spirit selling the group’s famous cookies on your doorstep or outside at a local high traffic business.

Even with all physical distancing during COVID-19 pandemic, Girl Guides of Canada managed to sell more than 180,000 boxes of cookies in western Canada since March at London Drug locations, raising over $900,000 to sustain the organization’s programs.

“It’s a sweet ending to what had to be a non-traditional cookie sales campaign this year,” Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner for B.C., Girl Guides of Canada said in a media release.

It was the first year the guides weren’t going door-to-door and instead sold the cookies through retailers.

“We are grateful to London Drugs for providing us with a safe distribution network to sell our cookies, which has helped raise critical funds to support Guiding activities locally and across the country,” Isinger said.

For more information about Girl Guides of Canada, check out the group’s website here.

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