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600 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies donated to healthcare workers at St. Peter's Health

Posted at 5:12 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 20:57:14-04

HELENA — The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) have made their first delivery of the organization’s signature cookies in the greater Helena area.

While some of us may be envious, most will agree those that received them have more than earned the honor by working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

600 boxes containing thin mints, tagalongs, and other signature sweets were donated to St. Peter’s Health Tuesday for nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers.

“It’s our hope that these 600 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies gives healthcare workers a sweet treat while letting them know they are appreciated and thought of during this challenging time,” according to Kristi Osterlund, Marketing and Communications Manager for GSMW.

Saint Peter’s nurses MTN spoke with said they are grateful for donations like this and all of the love and support they’ve been receiving recently.

“Just to see the love that has come from the community for all of our healthcare workers and the hospital as a whole, it’s just such an honor and a privilege to be here and we can’t thank people enough for all the love they’re giving us,” said St. Peter’s Health Senior Nursing Director Kari Parmer, MSN, RN.

GSMW are donating 8,000 boxes of cookies to 13 major hospitals in Montana and Wyoming this week.

As for those of us eagerly awaiting our own cookies, the Girl Scouts want people to know that they will be coming, but deliveries are on hold until it’s safe to deliver them.

People that want their cookies a little sooner, or want to donate cookies to an organization, can order online here.