TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Health care professionals in Tallahassee and Panama City are getting a treat this week thanks to a collaborative effort between Girl Scouts and a local business.
Over 6,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be delivered to three hospitals for the doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tallahassee Memorial, Capital Regional, and Ascension Sacred Heart will each receive one pallet. That's 2,100 boxes of cookies each.
The Girl Scouts had a massive surplus after its annual fundraiser and decided that giving it to health care professionals was the best way to thank them for working around-the-clock to save people's lives from COVID-19.
"I told them, for what they're doing, I definitely wouldn't charge them for anything and that we would be happy to facilitate their donation for the healthcare providers in our area that are taking care of us," said Phillip Bradshaw, the owner of Amerimove, the company that has wrapped up pallets of Girl Scout cookies.
"Every year we identify a gift of caring," said Mary Anne Jacobs, CEO of Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. "We provide cookies to the military, we provide cookies to first responders, so these are cookies that we've already had in inventory and that we wanted to do something with. Rather than sit at home and wonder how we were going to move forward and how can we support the community. This idea was perfect."
The pallets are set to be delivered to those three hospitals sometime this week.