Girl Scout cookies make everything better.
As members of a local troop, 6-year-old Piper and 9-year-old Julia of Virginia Beach, Virginia, have seen for themselves how these tasty treats brighten people's days. That's why the sisters decided to send a little sweetness to the medical professionals who are working tirelessly to combat COVID-19.
Mom Kacey Farrell helps lead two troops. Her daughters already had hundreds of boxes of cookies waiting to be sold, but with everyone being encouraged to stay inside and practice social distancing, she knew setting up an outdoor booth was out of the question.
They needed another option, and Kacey stumbled on a perfect solution while browsing through Girl Scout groups online. Someone had mentioned doing a "Facebook Live cookie telethon," which Kacey thought was brilliant.
After enlisting the help of their 14-year-old sister Sylvie, Julia and Piper took their cookie booth to the Internet and turned it into a greater cause!
Kacey shared the adorable ad her oldest child shot and directed on Facebook. In it, we see Julia and Piper sitting in front of their dessert supply as they explain their plan. Anyone willing to participate can send money to their mom's PayPal account. Each time a $4 box is sold, it will be donated to medical first responders!
"With everything going on right now, it seems like our doctors and nurses are going to be hit so hard," Kacey told GMA. "Girl Scout cookies are a small way to say thank you, but it felt like an easy opportunity to let our frontline responders know how grateful and supportive we are."
They've since received donations from all over and raised nearly $1,000! Plus, Piper's troop has sold all of their boxes, and Julia's isn't far behind.
"Thank you for helping me keep our Girl Scout troops and the public safe," Kacey wrote later. "Thank you for helping donate hundreds of boxes to our local medical teams. Life is beautiful... even in the midst of this unprecedented horror."
Best of all, she said they've received, "So many messages saying that it was exactly the cute little burst of happiness people needed right now. The girls are so happy, and I am just so proud of them."
Great job, girls! The only thing sweeter than your cookies is your compassion for others.
Check out the adorable ad for their online booth in the video below, and share this story to spread the word.
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