Girl Scout, Addison Montville, 13, from Killingly, hand-delivered over 35 cases of cookies to Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) heroes on behalf of Girl Scout Troop 65273. In addition to the sweet treats, the troop created handmade thank-you notes and well wishes to show staff appreciation for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining Addison were her troop leaders Jaime Montville (Addison’s mother) and Tonya St. Marie, who helped facilitate the donation.
Although traditional in-person cookie sales were suspended during the pandemic, it hasn’t stopped Girl Scouts from their mission of giving back to the community. With a large inventory of cookies and a desire to bring cheer to front line superheroes, Girl Scouts decided to donate a portion of their supplies to area hospitals.
Unsold boxes of cookies were distributed to troops throughout the state from the Connecticut Girl Scout Council to give to their local heroes. The donated cookies included Girl Scouts favorites like thin mints, Samoas, lemon-ups and trefoils.
“Our troop was brainstorming ways we could help our local community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and supporting healthcare workers were at the top of everyone’s mind,” said Jaime. “When the girls decided to make cards for Day Kimball, I reached out to the Girl Scout service unit in our area to secure boxes of cookies to bring with us.”
“We wanted to thank these essential workers for everything they’re doing to help keep people safe and healthy,” added Addison. “It’s our hope that these cookies and cards will bring a smile to healthcare workers faces while letting them know they are appreciated and thought of.”
The sweet gesture has been well-received by DKH employees. The cookies and cards of gratitude were distributed throughout the organization, bringing comfort and joy to many.
Addison encourages others her age to support their local heroes by “Trying to stay healthy, writing letters to show your appreciation, or calling your local hospital to see how you can help make a difference.”
Addison Montville of Girl Scout Troop 65273 delivers cookies and handmade thank-you notes to Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare, to show appreciation for the healthcare heroes at Day Kimball Healthcare.\
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