“It’s a win-win for everyone”: a grocery store buys cookies for guides for $ 15,000

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It is not easy to sell cookies to the community when you are supposed to be six feet apart, but a grocery store in Happy Valley-Goose Bay makes it easy to raise funds for local guides.

Terrington Co-op purchased $ 15,000 worth of cookies or 3,168 boxes and placed them on their shelves for others to purchase.

Over 4,000 boxes of cookies have been sent to Mesher-Brown. (Submitted by Mesher-Brown)

“I started to cry,” said Heather Mesher-Brown, provincial deputy commissioner of the Guides of Newfoundland and Labrador. “I don’t know if these were tears of joy or tears of relief. “

Mesher-Brown said it had sent thousands of boxes for sale, but COVID-19 made traditional door-to-door sales impossible. So she started publishing online, hoping that some local businesses could buy a few boxes.

“I can’t really believe they are buying them all,” Mesher-Brown told CBC News.

Heather Mesher-Brown is the Assistant Provincial Commissioner of Guides for Newfoundland and Labrador. (Submitted by Heather Mesher-Brown)

The nice act also made the faces of the girls smile, who dressed in their uniforms Friday evening to pass by the grocery store to thank.

Purchasing the vanilla and chocolate cookie brand name will allow members to meet, craft, go to camp and other outings.

“We just thought it was a good thing to do and we could do it easily,” said George Andrews, chairman of the board of directors of Terrington Co-op.

Andrews said the board was first approached by the guides who wanted to offer them empty boxes because Terrington Co-op had started to run out when they set up their delivery service. He said the board refused due to health and safety concerns, but instead agreed to buy all the cookies the guides had.

Terrington Co-op chairman George Andrews said buying all the cookies seemed like the right thing to do. (John Gaudi / CBC)

Although the cookies are displayed on shelves for the public to purchase, Andrews said that Terrington Co-op had also purchased them for distribution to essential workers in the community.

Cookies have been placed at the hospital, police station, fire station and military police.

“We are trying to do everything we can to help the community. “

“It’s a win-win for everyone. “

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