The local Girl Guides of Canada in South Delta needs some help as they wrap up a key and popular fundraising initiative that has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ladner and Tsawwassen District still have more than 80 cases to sell to conclude its annual chocolate mint cookie campaign. On the horizon is the traditional vanilla and chocolate cookie drive in the spring.
Typically, Girl Guides would be selling their cookies by neighbourhood door knocking and outside of stores. The pandemic has taken away those options.
“Normally the girls are able to sell cookies outside of Save-On-Foods and other local stores as well as door-to-door, which of course we can't right now, so we have to rely on the girls selling them just to friends and family,” explained Alisa Sayce, a leader with the 3rd Ladner Guides. “Lots of parents, including my husband, take them to work to sell, but since himself and most other parents are working from home, they can't do that either.”
Sayce also suggested cookies can be purchased and donated to Delta care homes where seniors have been isolated for much of the pandemic.