LAS VEGAS — In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Green Valley Grocery convenience-store chain is stocking Girl Scout Cookies in stores through Feb. 28.
The annual fundraiser is typically conducted door-to-door or from pop-up stands set up outside businesses. This year’s need to maintain social distance, however, led the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) to consider a contact-free alternative to keep customers and scouts safe. Thus, the council kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season at all 66 Green Valley Grocery locations across Southern Nevada.
“We are proud to provide assistance and a platform to aid the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada in a time when challenges prevent them from executing their legacy fundraising initiative and time-honored tradition of selling cookies every year,” said Jessica Catanzaro, director of purchasing at Green Valley Grocery. “We recognize the value of the Girl Scouts program here in Southern Nevada and consider it an honor to partner with the organization to help raise funds and provide opportunities for the Scouts to earn badges through this collaboration while learning important life skills.”
Through the end of the month, Southern Nevadans can purchase their favorite cookies at all Green Valley Grocery locations. Staying consistent with pricing from 2020, Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and Savannah Smiles can be purchased for $5 a box. Two specialty flavors—Girl Scout S’mores and Toffee-tastics—are available for $6 a box. One hundred percent of the proceeds from each sale will benefit local Girl Scout troops while providing an innovative way to safely run the Girl Scout cookie program.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also use their earnings to power girl-led experiences for themselves and their troop, GSSNV said. In lieu of in-person booths, local troops will sign up for contactless “shifts” earning proceeds from the cookies sold during that period. Girl Scout troops will learn about goal setting, money management, and customer service and complete steps towards earning the Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin.
“Our partnership with Green Valley Grocery will allow us to safely navigate the cookie program while driving consumers to a family and locally owned business,” said Kimberly Trueba, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. “Thanks to the innovative thinking of the Crawford family, thousands of Girl Scouts will be able to virtually participate in the 2021 Girl Scout cookie program while learning 21st century entrepreneurial skills.”
Green Valley Grocery is a family-owned and operated convenience business founded in 1978 by Rick Crawford with the goal of serving the surrounding community.