The Girl Scouts of America have been in the news of late thanks to some rather inflammatory remarks made by a Representative Bob Morris of Indiana. While offense, his words were likely glossed over rather quickly by most people. Why? Because they were too busy buying figuring out how many Thin Mints or Tag-a-longs they wanted to order!
Young girls around the nation are busy selling boxes of the delectable treats that the 100-year-old program is well-known for using as a fund-raiser, one that happens to average around $760 million in sales nationwide. Funds go to help each respective troop cover expenses for whatever activities they intend on doing during the next year.
When a local troop leader approached the LifeStorage self storage facility in Mokena, store managers Kelly Butt and Mega Tolbert were more than happy to assist them in their fund-raising efforts.
“This all came about after Camille approached us about some self storage options for her troops. I thought it’d be a nice opportunity to help the troops out by offering to keep cookie order sheets at the office, but then Camille suggested teaming up for an on-site sale, and the rest is history,“ said one of the store managers, Kelly Butt.
On Saturday, March 3, Troop 346 and 475 will be on site, not to see how many boxes of cookies can fit in a self storage unit, but to sell cookies to all that are interested. In order to boost sales, the good people at LifeStorage have been emailing tenants about the sale and done a little advertising with the Chamber of Commerce.
“Hosting Girl Scout cookie sale is a community benefit for the troops, and as a business in Mokena, when we help people, it makes running a business that much more meaningful,” Butt said.
Community related activities like this are nothing new for LifeStorage, in Mokena as well as other locations around the Chicago area. The Mokena facility, like many other self storage facilities, was heavily involved with food drives during the holiday season. They’ve continued their holiday drive into the new year in order to help the Frankfort Township Food Pantry continue its work feeding the needy.
“Our work to help the community come together to donate to the Frankfort Food Pantry will be an ongoing effort, with no end in sight while there are people still in need…while people feel very giving during the holidays, people are still in need of food and other necessary supplies all year round,” Tolbert said.
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