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Cookies from Home

In 2019, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey donated 79,543 packages of cookies to the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., the New Jersey Army National Guard, and local food pantries through the Cookies from Home program.

During order taking and cookie booth sales, customers are able to designate cookie purchases as donations for our Cookies from Home program, which are later delivered to Blue Star Mothers of America and the National Guard, who arrange distribution of the cookies to our troops. In addition, a portion of the donated cookies are provided to local food pantries.

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Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization of mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, and female legal guardians, who have children serving in the military, guard, or reserves, or children who are veterans. There are over 6,000 members from over 200 Chapters throughout the nation, including the chapter GSNNJ supports in New Jersey.

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Since 1636, the Citizen-Soldiers of the New Jersey Army National Guard have defended the homeland and fought our nation's wars. The NJ Army National Guard troops respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions, and more. Whether the call is from New Jersey's governor or the President of the United States, Guard Soldiers are always ready to serve. 

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In 2019, GSNNJ Girl Scout Brownie Troop 96804 of Totowa accepted donations at their cookie booth sale to send cookies to our military troops overseas. They collected over 70 boxes of cookies (at a weight of 50 pounds). The girls wrote thank you notes on each of the boxes before sending. Staff Sergeant Christopher Romeo wrote back to them and their Troop Leader after receiving the care package:

"My name is Staff Sergeant Christopher Romeo, I am currently stationed in Djibouti Africa with the United States Army. I just wanted to take the time and thank you as well as the Girl Scout Brownies of Troop 96804 for the Girl Scout cookies along with the notes and pictures attached. We are very grateful that you took the time to not only send, but to have them personalize each box with their thoughts and creative pictures. This really did boost our morale and we can't thank you enough. Please send a big thank you from all of us here in Djibouti Africa to the girls that made this happen back in the States. If they have any questions about anything over here, feel free to ask and we will be more than happy to respond. Thanks again.
Very Respectfully,
SSG Christopher Romeo"