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Homeless Girl Scouts Aim To Sell 6,000 Boxes Of Cookies In NYC

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Homeless Girl Scouts Aim To Sell 6,000 Boxes Of Cookies In NYC

By Jenna Amatulli 

You can find them in Manhattan’s Union Square on Friday.

If you’ve ever been tempted to buy Girl Scout cookies, now is the time to break out your cash, New Yorkers.

Girl Scouts in New York City’s Troop 6000, a troop for girls in homeless shelters, are selling their delicious wares in Union Square on Friday. And they’re aiming high: The goal is to sell 6,000 boxes.

“The biggest impact that we see and when you talk to the girls you’ll hear them say, is that they belong to something, they have a sisterhood within the other Girl Scouts,” Meredith Maskara of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, told  ABC News. “They talk to other girls who may be in their same situation who feel alone, and they feel like they have a stronger sense of community and belonging overall.”

Troop 6000 was created in 2016 to allow the thousands of girls living in the New York City shelter system to participate in Girl Scouts.

Homeless children make up nearly 40 percent of those housed by the city’s shelter system. A report last year by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and …

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