Girl Scouts' 'Gift of Caring' sends cookies to troops

April 9, 2011 7:33:26 AM PDT
While thousands of Girl Scouts in the Chicago area are selling their famous cookies, you can also help service members enjoy them.

Through the Gift of Caring service project, Girl Scouts send cookies to the women and men serving in the military.

Representatives of the effort visited the ABC7 Chicago State Street Studio Saturday to talk about the project.

Members of the public can make a donation to Girl Scouts, and the money will be used to buy cookies that are bundled and sent directly to local facilities, which aid in the logistics.

Local organizations include Operation M.O.M.S. Cookies in Wilmington; Yellow Ribbon Support Group in Palatine; and U.S.O. Naval Training Station in Great Lakes.

"Gift of Caring" Program
Donate through May 15

1. Visit a Girl Scout Cookie neighborhood site sale.
2. Make an online contribution.
3. Call 800-244-3650, ext. 2010.