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Girl Scouts donate 8,000 boxes of cookies to social service agencies throughout region, including NKY

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) will make a historic donation of over 8,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to 49 local social service agencies through its partnership with regional United Way collaboratives including United Way of the Bluegrass (Lexington), United Way of Northeast Kentucky (Ashland), and United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Northern Kentucky Office).

Girl Scout Cookie donations will be accepted by recipient social service agencies today.

While GSKWR, like many Girl Scout Councils, has experienced an unorthodox Girl Scout Cookie Season due to COVID-19, the Council’s drive to give back to the community remains unchanged. Partnering with local United Way agencies allows GSKWR to invest in Kentucky communities in a tangible way.

“Supporting our Kentucky community is a key tenet that we work tirelessly to instill in our Girls,” said Susan Douglas, GSKWR’s CEO. “Partnering with local United Way organizations is a seamless way to ensure that those who are most in need in our local communities receive support.”

Nonprofit agencies across the state of Kentucky will be recipients of the cookie donations, including 20 Lexington organizations such as Clark County Community Services, Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc., and Child Development Center of the Bluegrass.

In the Ashland community, Fallsburg Foodbank, Ashland Community Kitchen, and Safe Harbor, among others.

In Northern Kentucky, an additional 20 agencies will receive cookie donations including the Emergency Shelter for Northern Kentucky, Volunteers of America, Welcome House, and HealthPoint Family Care, among others.

In addition, GSKWR has designated a contribution of nearly 3,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for Kentucky-based senior living facilities as a result of its ‘Kentucky Girl Scouts Cookies for a Cause’ event held in Lexington, Erlanger, Ashland, and London in late July.

Residents and staff of senior living facilities throughout the state of Kentucky including Colonial Heights & Gardens of Florence and Morning Pointe and Sayre Christian Village of Lexington, among nearly 20 additional facilities, will be receiving the cookies.

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