The sale of Girl Guide cookies is a beloved annual tradition.
Members of the Girl Guides of Canada go door to door in an effort to sell cookies to families all across the companies, helping fund the organization from the year ahead.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, door-to-door sales were not an option this year and it left many wondering if the nearly-100-year-old fundraiser would be able to go ahead at all.
The answer to that is yes, it will go ahead, thanks to London Drugs, as the retailer has stepped up to sell the cookies both in-store at its 82 locations across Western Canada, as well as online.
“Most families have had connections to Girl Guides at some point in their lives and certainly, all Canadians have enjoyed Girl Guide cookies and supporting their important programs,” said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs’ president and COO.
“During this time of great change and chaos thrown into how businesses, non-profits, on how all of us work and live, if we can find new ways to support each other, then this is a bright light during a time that is shrouded in grey.”
With door-to-door sales currently not an option, starting this afternoon, Girl Guide cookies will be sold in Lower Mainland store locations and online at https://t.co/IPQJVKuZh2. In following days, the cookies will be available chainwide. https://t.co/LQ3ohyXXzb— London Drugs (@LondonDrugs) March 25, 2020
Diamond Isinger, Girl Guides Canada’s provincial commissioner for BC, said that they knew they’d have to get creative and they couldn’t be more grateful for London Drugs’ support.
All sales of the cookies will go directly to Girl Guides of Canada, London Drugs is simply providing a safe distribution network.
The cookies will become available at Lower Mainland stores starting this afternoon and the retail store chain will work with Girl Guides of Canada to stock stores in other parts of Western Canada in the coming days.