Manhattan
Let's Get Social!


Local Girl Scouts Donate All of Their Cookie Sale Profit to City's Veterans

Local Girl Scouts Donate All of Their Cookie Sale Profit to City's Veterans


A local Girl Scout troop donated all of their cookie sale profits to help the city's homeless veterans, according to DNAinfo.

Girl Scout Troop 3484 sold more than 6,700 boxes of cookies season, but instead of keeping the profits to pay for field trips or other needs, they donated all of the money—about $4,400 — to the Mayor's Office of Veterans' Services to help vets in need.

The troop, all 17 of whom attend the Dalton School on East 89th Street, has been donating its entire cookie profit to local organizations since its inception three years ago. Last Thursday, the girls visited City Hall to deliver a check and to meet the mayor.

"The mayor was very tall and very nice. I'm happy I got to meet him because my brother met him once and got a picture with him and now I can rub it in his face," said nine-year-old Katalin Mazansky. "He said he was very glad we decided to donate our profits and he said that he thought that small people can make a big difference.”

The funds will go toward the city's effort to meet and maintain "Functional Zero," the national standard for ending veteran homelessness by rapidly re-housing those who enter the shelter system. Under the program, more than 1,000 veterans were placed in permanent housing across the city in 2015, according to officials.



Troop 3484 didn’t stop with just their cookie profits. They also launched project "Project Welcome Home" last week to collect donations of kitchen and household items and deliver them to veterans who have recently moved into their new homes. So far, they have received donations from Bodum, Bed, Bath & Beyond, OXO and the Girl Scouts Council to donate pots and pans and scrub brushes but still need towels, sheets and utensils.

"Being the kind of girls they are, they were heartbroken that even though veterans get housed, when they get to their new places they lack basic items like cleaning supplies and sheets, so they went forth and did something," troop leader Gina Sohn said.

Anyone who is interested in donating can do so online or by emailing the Department of Veterans Services at [email protected]

RELATED: Where to Volunteer With Kids

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates on fun events and other family activities in your area.

More News Articles:

City Harvest Challenges New Yorkers to Raise $1.1 Million to Feed 50,000 Children in Need

City Harvest, NYC's largest food rescue organization, is challenging New Yorkers to raise $1.1 million to feed 50,000 New York children and their fami...


Latest News:

Fundraisers and Volunteer Opportunities in Rockland County This Month

These are the fundraisers and volunteer opportunities in Rockland County where your family can give back to the community this month.


Family Activities:

Wings Over Water Giant-Screen Film

American Museum of Natural History Mar. 02, 2022 - Jul. 03, 2022

The film captures the triumphs and challenges of the Sandhill Crane, Yellow Warbler, and Mallard Duck, as they defy all odds and soar across mountains, deserts, cities, and forests to migrate home to raise their young.



Have a Laugh:

Best Memes of the Week for Parents

Here are the funniest parenting memes from Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit this week.

Author: Linda DiProperzio has written extensively on parenting issues for Parents, American Baby, Parenting, and Family Circle, among others. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons. See More

Featured Listings:

SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery

SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery

SeaGlass Carousel is a new one-of-a-kind, permanent cultural attraction featuring a monumental nautilus shell with 30 grand luminescent fish. SeaGlass...

ThoughtGallery.org

ThoughtGallery.org

New York, NY ThoughtGallery.org has been created for intellectually curious people who want a single resource to discover activities that pique their interests.

Gateway School (The)

Gateway School (The)

New York, NY The Gateway School is an independent school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where children ages 5-14 with learning differences become skilled, str...