The pandemic has once again ruled out door-to-door sales of Girl Guide cookies and, once again, London Drugs is stepping up to help the organization.
A distribution partnership with London Drugs has resulted in Girl Guide classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies being available exclusively at all stores in the province — including the outlet in Lansdowne Village in Kamloops — as well as online at londondrugs.com.
The cookie fundraiser, which is the largest source of fundraising support for non-profit Girl Guides programs across B.C., is set to bring in over $600,000 through the sale of 120,000 boxes of cookies at London Drugs stores. All sales will go directly to BC Girl Guides to support their ongoing programs that empower girls and young women in the province.
“Girl Guides teach adaptability and preparedness to handle unexpected situations with a sense of confidence and self-assuredness. These are the same principles that have been critically important for all of us over the last year,” London Drugs president and CEO Clint Mahlman said in a release.
“Whether you have close ties to the Girl Guides in your own family or not, by purchasing a box of cookies, you are helping build resiliency and future leaders in your community.”
Funds raised will support Girl Guide programming at the local level, as well as inclusion resources and membership subsidies for girls with financial need. It will also support newly adopted initiatives to provide safe outdoor, virtual and at-home activities that keep guiding going regardless of what health conditions arise and provide essential connection for girls during the pandemic and beyond.
“Now, more than ever, we need funding to keep girls connected with supportive peers and caring adult role models who mentor them during these unusual times,” said Diamond Isinger, provincial commissioner for Girl Guides of Canada. “Our non-profit guiding programs are fully volunteer-powered and rely on amazing support from our communities”
Girl Guides cookies are now available at all London Drugs store in B.C. and online here.