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Members of the Asheboro-based Girl Scout Troop #300681, of the Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont Council.

Girl Scouts deliver ‘Cookies for a Cause’

Jill Jackson
Special to Randolph Hub


Asheboro-based Girl Scout Troop #300681 of the Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont Council (GSCP2P) enjoyed spreading some “sweet” cheer to seniors across Randolph County as part of a Council-wide Gift of Caring service project called "Cookies for a Cause."


Every year, the GSCP2P’s Gift of Caring program supports a local cause and a different cause agency. This year, the Cookies for a Cause project was directed toward local Meals on Wheels programs and aimed to provide a package of cookies to seniors who receive Meals on Wheels services. 


Throughout the Girl Scout Cookie Season, customers can opt to donate their purchased cookies through the Gift of Caring program. In addition to Cookies for a Cause, GSCP2P also continued its longstanding support of the U.S. military (active and retired) serving in the United States and abroad, as well as local food banks through cookie sale donations and letters of encouragement.


Troop #300681, located within GSCP2P Service Unit #146 in the Happy Hollow Community Center, had the largest donation and was able to deliver 30 cases (360 boxes) of Girl Scout cookies to the Randolph Senior Adults Association (RSAA) to distribute to homebound seniors enrolled with the Meals on Wheels program.


"The girls were extremely excited to make the donation to the RSAA," said Lisa Callicutt, Troop Leader. "It really meant a lot to them to tour the RSAA building, and to learn about the Meals on Wheels program and the local senior centers."


Local seniors were also surprised and excited to receive a sweet treat delivered to their doors.  


"We were thrilled to receive this donation of cookies from the Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont," said Mark Hensley, RSAA executive director. "Our 350 Meals on Wheels participants, many of whom are unable to leave their homes, do not have the opportunity to purchase these cookies and were so pleased to receive them as part of their daily meal. We truly appreciate the support of GSCP2P and especially Troop #300681.”