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Write a Letter for Operation Cookie Drop!

March 19, 2018

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In 2018 we are celebrating 13 amazing years of Operation Cookie Drop, a community service project that brings a sweet taste of home to military men and women deployed far from home. In our first year we collected enough donations to purchase 45,000 boxes for our military. Over the last 12 years we have donated almost 900,000 boxes of cookies to our military! Our mission this year? Reach ONE MILLION boxes donated by the close of the 2018 Cookie Program!

We deliver cookies to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, Cherry Point in Havelock, Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, NCPacks4Patriots in Ayden, Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, and both the USO of NC at RDU airport and in Jacksonville. Check out our council website for photos and videos of these deliveries!

NCPacks4Patriots is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to support troops and their family members by providing care and comfort items and expressions of appreciation for their service and sacrifices. They greatly appreciate all the cookie donations, letters to the troops, and service our Girl Scouts provide. Barbara Whitehead, their Director, said, “Nothing says home more than the taste of Girl Scout cookies. We all grew up waiting for Girl Scout Cookie time, and everyone has a favorite cookie. To have that taste of home, that walk down memory lane to a happy time, means the world to our troops. But most of all, our troops know that they are not forgotten, and their country still appreciates their service and thinks of them.”

Barbara says the cookies are important, but what really touches our military when they are so far from home is a letter or card from our Girl Scouts that are included in the care packages. These simple cards express appreciation for what they are sacrificing, reminds them how proud we are of the work they are doing, and reminds them that they are remembered even when they are so far from home.

Want to help? Plan a letter writing campaign at one of your troop meetings between now and April 15th. Drop off the letters and cards at any of our council shops, give them to your Membership Director to deliver, or mail them to the Raleigh Service Center at 6901 Pinecrest Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 (Attn: Product Sales).

Have questions? Please email Amy Vitale at And thank you for all your support!



Operation Cookie Drop offers a Taste of Home

May 26, 2013

By Amy Vitale, Product Sales Manager

249121_10151467838684092_137405925_nGirl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is in our ninth year of Operation Cookie Drop, a program within our annual Cookie Sale where Girl Scouts have the opportunity to collect donations that are used to purchase Girl Scout cookies for our military men and women serving in the US and abroad. We continually hear that the cookies are a welcome taste of home especially for those stationed thousands of miles away.

In our first year, we collected enough donations to purchase 45,000 boxes. We have more than doubled that total this year with 95,952 boxes.  As we go into the 2014 Cookie Sale, we will have shipped over 600,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to military personnel.

Now you may be wondering, where do all those yummy cookies go and how do they get there? In May, almost 100,000 boxes will be delivered to five locations in North Carolina.  These cookies will leave warehouses and travel to the delivery locations by tractor trailer… yes, that’s a lot of cookies!  From there, the cookies are shipped by military support units to soldiers overseas.

Cookies will be delivered to two US Marine installations – Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville and Cherry Point in Havelock, US Army base Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NCPacks4Patriots in Ayden, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and the USO at RDU airport.

921731_10151460270729092_1305436636_oOur military soldiers love to receive yummy cookies that remind them of home. Our customers have an opportunity to support both the Girl Scouts and our US military with one purchase. And what do Girl Scout troops receive from the Operation Cookie Drop program? Actually quite a lot!

Every girl who receives enough donations to purchase 15 boxes of cookies receives an awesome Operation Cookie Drop patch. Troops receive proceeds from these boxes of cookies just like a box of cookies purchased to take home. And girls get the opportunity to use the 5 Skills by setting a goal for Operation Cookie Drop donations and all while supporting the community.

Operation Cookie Drop is a win-win for everyone! Can we count on your support next year?

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