The council is offering an optional new “Building a Mountain of Hope” virtual Gift of Caring for the 2013 Cookie Program. Customers will be able to purchase cookies for the army and air national guards of Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia. The council delivers the cookies; volunteers and girls do not handle any of the boxes.
We expect this convenient program to be popular, but it is just an option. Troops may still participate in the Gift of Caring in traditional ways, by selecting their own charity and making their own deliveries.
Here’s how “Building a Mountain of Hope” works:
- During the sale, girls explain “Building a Mountain of Hope” and ask customers if they would like to purchase an additional box of cookies as a gift for the project.
- The cookie order card has a blank column to list donations. Each customer who makes a donation enters the number of boxes they are purchasing in the column next to their own order.
- Troops add the total number of “Building a Mountain of Hope” packages to the council GOC column in eBudde.
- Troops will not receive “Building a Mountain of Hope” cookies as part of their initial order. The troop is financially responsible for these cookies, yet the council will deliver them on your troop’s behalf.
- Each girl collects the money for her customer’s regular order and the donated packages. If a customer does not purchase any other packages, a girl may accept payment when the customer places the order.
- At cookie booths, troops should explain “Building a Mountain of Hope” and ask customers if they’d like to purchase an additional box of cookies for the project.
Don’t miss out! Participating in this program is an excellent way for girls to honor and serve their community through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
“Building a Mountain of Hope” questions should be directed to your council product sale team member.