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OPERATION COOKIE DROP 2011

The Yellow Ribbon Support Group has once again joined forces with the Girls Scouts of the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Council in OPERATION COOKIE DROP 2011. This partnership will enable us to continue to include Girl Scout cookies in the boxes we send to the troops serving in harms way.

NOTE - We now also include a can of Honey Roasted peanuts OR Cajun Crunch in each box since the GSA so generously furnished us with 1,800 cans of these great treats after their fall sales. Thank You GSA!

witnessed by the photo below, the Girl Scout cookies bring a touch of home to these brave men and women, who grew up enjoying these wonderful treats in their homes each spring. (UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH FORMS RETURNED IN 2010 TO COMPILE A WORTHWHILE REPORT.) We will no longer prepare a spreadsheet on the troops, leaders, scouts and boxes/cases of cookies from each group. However, we would appreciate the leaders filling in the short form by clicking here, and we will post a general report on the RESULTS OF OPERATION COOKIE DROP 2011 sometime next summer.

This year, when the girls go door to door or embrace the cold in front of a local grocery store, they will once again ask if people would like to buy a box of cookies for a freedom fighter serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. Be assured the American patriots will once again support their efforts!

We encourage the leaders/units from the various suburbs to utilize the drop spots at various locations* already established.

NOTE TO ALL TROOPS & LEADERS - COOKIES CAN BE DROPPED OFF FROM FEBRUARY 15TH THROUGH MARCH 31ST AT THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW*. GSA cookies will be picked up by the Yellow Ribbon Volunteers only between March 1st and March 31st.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support of our Mission Statement by enabling us to once again include girls scout cookies in the care packages to the US military serving overseas.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER DEFENDERS!

Pat and Mac McCoy, Founders and Coordinators
YELLOW RIBBION SUPPORT GROUP and its many volunteers
rmccoy8627@comcast.net

*DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

  • PALATINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • 200 EAST WOOD STREET
  • PALATINE, IL 60067
  • (Cookies can be dropped 24/7)
  • SCHAUMBURG FIRE DEPT-STATION #54
  • 1601 NORTH ROSELLE ROAD
  • SCHAUMBURG, IL 60193
  • (ONLY Between 8:30 AM-4:00 PM)

  • LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE DEPT. ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
  • 1 OLD HALF DAY ROAD
  • LINCOLNSHIRE, IL 60069
  • (ONLY Between 8:30 AM-4:00 PM)
  • LONG GROVE FIRE PROTECTION
  • 1165 OLD McHENRY ROAD
  • LONG GROVE, IL 60047
  • (ONLY Between 8:30 AM-4:00 PM)

Results of Operation Cookie Drop

Unfortunately, we did not receive enough feedback sheets to prepare a worthwhile spreadsheet of results. However, we want to report a most successful campaign for OPERATION COOKIE DROP 2010.

The Yellow Ribbon Support Group received over 8,000 boxes of cookies through your cookie sales during OPERATION COOKIE DROP 2010, in addition to 517 cases (an additional 6200 boxes of cookies) which the GSA Council had delivered to us from the warehouse in June of 2010. In total, we received approximately 14,200 boxes of cookies in OPERATION COOKIE DROP 2010.

You should be proud to know that we shared these additional 517 cases with OPERATION AIR LIFT sponsored by VFW Post 5151 in Streamwood, IL, as they send very large boxes of donations direct to the freedom fighters overseas. You see, we did not have enough room to store these additional cases of cookies.

We also partnered with the United States Navy League and brought 25 of the 517 cases of GSA cookies to the veterans at Great Lakes Naval Hospital. You should have seen their faces as we delivered these 25 cases of GSA cookies to this wonderful veteran's facility.

Once again, the Northern Indiana and Greater Chicagoland Girl Scouts showed their true colors of RED, WHITE & BLUE as American Patriots and supporters of the US troops serving in harms way!

WAY TO GO GSA!

The Yellow Ribbon Support Group coordinated Operation Cookie Drop 2009 from January 1st - April 30th. During this time, the Brownies and Girl Scout troops from northwest Cook County and southern Lake County donated over 7,000 boxes of cookies to be sent to the U.S. troops serving in harms way.

To download the results and comments of the leaders & scouts on the spread sheet click here. NOTE - Paperwork for ONLY 4200+ boxes of cookies was submitted.

These Brownies and Girl Scouts went door to door, as well as solicited shoppers once again at various local grocery stores, in the bitter cold of another Midwest winter in support of Operation Cookie Drop 2009.

These GSA cookies continue to bring a touch of home to the brave men and women serving overseas, as most of them grew up enjoying Girl Scout cookies in their homes each spring.

The Yellow Ribbon Support Group wants to thank the Ambassadors, Councils Leaders, Brownies and Girl Scouts from both Cook and Lake Counties, who put so much effort into the sale and donation of these cookies. You have brought smiles to the faces of these troops serving overseas. We also want to thank the scouts who wrote notes and included them with the cookies.

If you have any suggestions or questions on Operation Cookie Drop 2009 or would like to join in Operation Cookie Drop 2010, please give us a call at 847-359-2429 or e-mail us at .

We want to thank our various Police and Fire Departments for serving as cookie "Drop Sites" for the various troops to bring their cases and boxes of cookies. We could not have done it without your cooperation: Palatine Police Department - Lincolnshire Police Department - Schaumburg Fire Department/Station #54.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support of our Mission Statement by enabling us to continue to send these care packages to the US military serving overseas.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER DEFENDERS!

Pat and Mac McCoy, Founders and Coordinators
YELLOW RIBBON SUPPORT GROUP and its many dedicated volunteers


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