Throughout its distinguished history, Girl Scouting has inspired millions of girls and women to uphold the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law to make their communities and the world a better place. As part of Cookies4Heroes, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) donated the first cases of Girl Scout Cookies to first responders on Friday, Feb. 9, thanking them for their heroic efforts during and after Hurricane Harvey.
Those in attendance included GSSJC CEO Mary Vitek, GSSJC Board President Jean Janssen, Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen and Honorable Alan Rosen as well as representatives from the Sherriff’s office, Houston Police Department and Girl Scouts.
During the press conference, Mayor Pro Tem Cohen recognized GSSJC with a proclimation declaring Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 as Paint The Town Green Day in the city of Houston.
Following their extraordinary efforts during Hurricane Harvey, GSSJC wanted to tell first responders across southeast Texas thank you, so it launched the Cookies4Heroes campaign to rally the community to help it donate more than 10,000 cases, or 120,000 packages, to first responders and members of the military. To kick off these donations, Friday, Feb. 9 was designated as Paint the Town Green, a day designated to highlight the impact of the Girl Scout Cookie Program as the number one financial literacy program for girls and the largest entrepreneurship program for girls in the world, teaching girls valuable life skills they will use inside and outside the classroom and into adulthood.