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MEDIA ADVISORY

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

CONTACT: Nicole Cueto, NYC Department of Homeless Services

ncueto@dhs.nyc.gov / 917-434-5940

MEDIA ADVISORY: GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER NEW YORK TO REACH OUT TO NEW YORK’S HOMELESS THROUGH OPERATION COOKIE

NEW YORK — On Wednesday, Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) will bring more than 2,000 boxes of cookies to share with women at a homeless shelter in Queens through “Operation Cookie.” They will be joined by NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, representatives from the Department of Homeless Services, and residents of Pam's Place Shelter. Operation Cookie allows Girl Scouts’ customers to purchase cookies for donation. Donated cookies are then distributed by GSGNY to share with organizations that service the community. Operation Cookie has been part of the GSGNY Cookie Program for 12 years and has distributed over 450,000 boxes of cookies.

Previously, GSGNY has partnered with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) by volunteering to serve Thanksgiving dinner to women living at Pam’s Place. This year is the first that DHS and GSGNY have partnered together on Operation Cookie, with a total of five shelters identified to receive these cookie donations. This year’s donations will provide 8,400 total boxes of cookies to five homeless shelters in New York City.

WHAT: Girl Scouts of Greater New York Operation Cookie Donation Event

WHEN: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM

WHERE: Pam’s Place (at the Verve Hotel), 40-03 29th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101

WHO: 15 Girl Scouts, ranging in age from kindergarten through high school, will be at the event.

Speakers to include:

  • Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Council Majority Leader
  • Meridith Maskara, Vice President of Multi Stream Product and Retail Sales, Girl Scouts of Greater New York

RSVP: To attend and cover, please contact Nicole Cueto (917-434-5940 / ncueto@dhs.nyc.gov) for more information.

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