DHL and Girl Scouts Deliver More Than 1,000,000 Cookies to U.S. Military
Garden City, NY April 12, 2012 - The Girl Scouts of Nassau County and DHL, the Specialists in International Shipping, have partnered once again to deliver more than 1,000,000 Girl Scout Cookies to U.S. troops overseas. On April 11th at the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Headquarters located in Garden City, NY, DHL Express picked up almost 50,000 boxes or more than one million Girl Scout Cookies to be transported to U.S. servicemen and women as a way to show appreciation for their valued service to our country.
“We sincerely thank our community for supporting Operation Cookie and allowing us to provide our military troops with a taste of home,” says Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “A huge thank you goes out to DHL, who since 2006, has so generously donated their shipping services to us. This would not be possible without their help!”
Girl Scouts of all ages helped package the Girl Scout Cookie® cases for delivery into the DHL Express truck. The Cookies were then carried to DHL's facility at JFK International Airport. From there, the Cookies will travel through DHL’s air network for final delivery to military bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Djibouti and Afghanistan by the end of this week.
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County Operation Cookie program offered customers the opportunity to help lift the spirits of servicemen and women by purchasing extra boxes or cases of Cookies to donate to the U.S. Military. Donations are still being accepted. For more information contact the GSNC Cookie Cupboard at 516 741-2550 at ext. 246 or visit www.gsnc.org.
DHL–The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 53 billion euros in 2011.
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County
Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develop leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. In order to get girls there, Girl Scouts has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl in a move to rally the nation around the cause of girls' leadership. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.
For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit www.gsnc.org.
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