An anonymous supporter of the Girl Guides of Canada bought another 72 cases of cookies, and has now given more than $15,000 to the organization over the past two years.
Sarah Bramley, a unit leader in Cedar for the Girl Guides, said an anonymous donor recently offered to buy all the cookies she happened to have in her garage – 72 cases, or 864 boxes, of the chocolate and vanilla cookies.
“They said they didn’t want a single box, but what they did want was to have the girls … within our unit to learn about local charities that could benefit from the donation of the cookies,” Bramley said.
The cookies will be donated to Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank and other charities.
Bramley said the anonymous donor, upon learning that some Girl Guide units were challenged by higher rental costs for their meeting spaces in pandemic times, provided a $1,000 cash donation in addition to the cookie purchase.
“If and when any of the units have some type of a windfall or a larger contribution and other units need funds within our district, then we share those funds. We support each other,” Bramley said.
She said Girl Guides across Canada are continuing to sell cookies in their communities and are doing so safely.