Girl Scout Cookies to be distributed to blood donors across New Jersey and New York
Riverdale, N.J. – July 25, 2023 – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and northern Warren counties, announces a donation of 13,026 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the New York Blood Center (NYBC), one of the largest community-based, non-profit blood collection and distribution organizations in the United States. The cookies will be distributed to blood donors at upcoming blood drives across the tri-state area in Oakland, Sparta, Parsippany, Denville, Vernon, Rockaway, Bloomingdale, and more. The New York Blood Center picked up the cookies from GSNNJ’s Randolph, Riverdale, and Paramus service centers on June 26.
The Girl Scout Cookies are being donated through GSNNJ’s Cookies from Home Program, which supports local community organizations and food pantries across New Jersey. During Girl Scout Cookie Season, customers have the opportunity to designate cookie purchases as donations which benefit the program. This year, GSNNJ has collected over 102,816 packages of cookies to donate to emergency services, frontline healthcare workers, food pantries, and more through the program.
“Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is excited to partner with the New York Blood Center to provide Girl Scout Cookies in support of the hundreds of heroic New York and New Jersey blood donors who are saving lives through blood donation,” said Sandra A. Kenoff, President / CEO, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. “We’re so appreciative of our Cookies from Home donors who have not only helped make this donation possible but also for their continued support of the Girl Scout mission and local Girl Scouts who use cookie proceeds to fund unique and amazing experiences, service projects, Girl Scout Camp and more.”
Along with partner organizations, the New York Blood Center collects approximately 4,000 units of blood products each day which serves 50 million people in the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT), Mid-Atlantic area (PA, DE, MD), Kansas City metropolitan area, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Southern New England.
“We are so grateful to the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey for their generosity. Blood Donations drop dramatically just after school ends and throughout the summer months. This donation is a fun way to encourage folks to donate during this challenging period,” notes Andrea H. Cefarelli, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, New York Blood Center / New Jersey Blood Services.
To schedule a lifesaving blood donation at a New York or New Jersey Blood Center location near you, visit www.nybc.org. To learn more about the Cookies from Home Program, visit www.gsnnj.org/cookiesfromhome.
About Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves girls ages 5-18 in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and northern Warren counties, bringing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more than 18,000 girls and over 10,000 adult members. Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for every girl and her family.
To learn more about Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey or to volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.gsnnj.org and stay connected by following GSNNJ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.