Richmond – As the province urges physical distancing measures aimed at slowing the third wave of COVID-19, Girl Guides of Canada’s BC Council has faced challenges with public and door-to-door cookie sales for the second year in a row. Today, they announced an exclusive, safe distribution partnership with London Drugs in British Columbia which will see Girl Guide classic chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies available exclusively at all stores in BC 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 BC, is set to bring in over $600,000 through the sale of 120,000 boxes of cookies at London Drugs. All sales will go directly to BC Girl Guides to support their ongoing programs that empower girls and young women in the province.
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 no matter what health conditions arise and provide essential connection for girls during the pandemic and beyond.