Garden City, NY (March 25, 2016) – The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) and DHL Express, the world’s leading global express and logistics company, united once again to send more than 1.3 million Girl Scout Cookies® to U.S. military stationed overseas as part of the 11th annual Operation Cookie program. Thanks to the generous help of DHL Express, more than 65,000 boxes of cookies were shipped to troops in overseas installations, including those in Afghanistan and Bahrain, as well as to local Long Island military bases.
“Operation Cookie is our way of showing how grateful we are for all of the work that military personnel do for us every day,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director and CEO of GSNC. “The Girls Scouts of Nassau County are ecstatic to be able to use our cookies to show appreciation for soldiers overseas for the eleventh year in a row.”
Over the past 10 years, Operation Cookie has shipped more than 620,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to our servicemen and women stationed abroad and locally. The community project provides the general public the opportunity to send soldiers a little piece of home with America’s most recognizable cookie. In the past, cookies have been delivered to our local National Guard, Long Island Marine bases, Coast Guard and military personnel stationed abroad.
"Operation Cookie is a rewarding way for us to work with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and leverage our international shipping expertise to thank soldiers around the world for their service,” stated Joe Lotz, JFK Gateway Director at DHL Express. “Because DHL operates a truly global network, we are able to provide a taste of home to our troops, no matter how far away from home they are.”
The U.S. military serving overseas will soon be enjoying their favorite Girl Scout Cookies such as Thin Mints, Savannah Smiles, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Trefoils and Tagalongs. The Girl Scout Cookie Program and Operation Cookie teach Girl Scouts about goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, to success and to life.
About the organizations
We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 23, 000 strong – 23,000 girls and adults who believe every girl from Nassau County can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Today, we continue her vision of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passion and talents. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States, there’s a chance for every girl to do something amazing. We’re the Girl Scouts. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsnc.org.
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. Visit www.dhl-usa.com. ###