Girl Scouts to donate 900+ boxes of candy to Gatlinburg first responders
Knoxville, Tennessee: The Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians will donate 916 boxes of candy to first responders of the Gatlinburg fires. The delivery will take place Monday, December 12 at the Sevierville Fire Department, 122 Prince Street.
The council’s girl members and its Fall Product Program vendor, Trophy Nut, have generously donated the items. The Fall Product Program is a money-earning opportunity for girls to sell nuts and candies to earn funds for their troops. Part of the program is a donation portion called Gift of Caring. Customers purchase items for donation in lieu of taking them home, and the council donates the items to a community agency.
This year’s program recently concluded, and the council decided to donate the Gift of Caring items to our neighbors in Sevier County. The Sevierville Fire Department will distribute the 76 cases of candy (912 boxes) to all the first responders in the area that have been working so diligently the past few weeks.
About the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is 10 thousand girls and volunteers strong in 46 counties in the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Tri-Cities metro areas. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten to high school senior, and girls are welcome to join throughout the year. To learn more about getting a girl you know involved with Girl Scouts, when Girl Scouts will be at a school near you, or how to volunteer, visit www.girlscoutcsa.org or call 1-800-474-1912.