After COVID-19 caused the closure of many businesses and added social distancing and stay at home orders, Girl Scouts were no longer allowed to sell in front of businesses as they usually do. That’s when Bartell Drugs stepped in to partner with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington to sell their famous Girl Scout Cookies.
Since early May, all 65 Bartell’s locations are selling eight varieties of the cookies: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Lemon-Ups, Trefoils, S’mores, Do-Si-Dos, and gluten-free Toffee-tastics.
“When we realized there was an opportunity for a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, it was an immediate ‘Yes!,’” says Brent Beebe, SVP of Merchandising for Bartell’s. “The Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale is their biggest source of funding and having the means to support an iconic, local organization made it an easy decision to join forces.”
“This is a first for us as an organization,” adds Megan Ferland, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Washington. “We’re a girl-led organization, and girls are our salesforce. We call them “cookie bosses” because they’re learning crucial skills like money management, working with people and decision-making that will serve them throughout their lives. But COVID-19 has put us in a place we never thought we’d be. Even though girls can’t be there in person at the stores, when you buy cookies at Bartell’s, you’re still supporting the girls we serve, and all the money is staying local. We can’t thank Bartell’s enough for their support.”
Bartell’s has approximately 300,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to sell. So next time you’re near one of their stores, pick up a box, or two, or ten!
For more information, please visit Bartell Drugs.