Monadnock Community Hospital received $2,700 worth of Girl Scout cookies on March 7, donated by the Greater Monadnock Rotary Club through the Hometown Heroes program run by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.
“This giveaway was a win-win for everyone involved,” said Kelli Brown, director of fund development for Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.
Both PeggMonahan and Laura Gingras are members of the Grand Monadnock Rotary Club, and Gingras also serves as vice president of philanthropy for the hospital.
“Until recently, I hadn’t thought much about Girl Scouts in my development as a person,” Gingras said. “Thinking back, this was my first formal exposure to goal setting and goal achievement. I still have my belt with completed badges. I had an amazing mother and growing up under her care was a blessing, but I will thank the Girl Scouts for being instrumental in my leadership career.
Monahan said she learned a lot as a Girl Scout in her hometown of Lakeport, part of Laconia.
“My daughter, Ann Goodrich-Bazan, a local community leader from Winchester, New Hampshire, was a Girl Scout and I was her cookie mom,” she said. “The cookie mother experience was a rite of passage in motherhood.”
Donna Houghton, an office assistant at the hospital, said: ‘I think it’s a wonderful gesture. Girl Scout cookies are the best. I was in the Girl Scouts from Brownies through Cadets. I think it’s a very important group to belong to. The Rotary Club is very thoughtful in having made this donation to us.
“Community support throughout the pandemic has been incredible during this time,” said Alycia McDuff, hospital director. “We are very grateful for this donation from the Rotary Club. It is these meaningful gestures and kindness that make all the difference for our staff.
Medical assistant Jennifer Reichelt agreed.
“We are very grateful for the generosity of the Rotary Club of Grand Monadnock in donating Boy Scout Cookies to all MCH employees,” she said. “We also appreciate all you do for our community; from our happy bellies to yours, thank you.
During the presentation, Martha Manley of Peterborough, first vice president of the council, and Tara Pacht of Vermont, president and board chair of the council, thanked Rotary members for their donation and helped unload a van. full of cookies.
Hometown Heroes is a way for Girl Scout supporters to send a taste of home to the US military, as well as to thank veterans and frontline workers for all they do. Last year, more than 30,000 packets of Girl Scout cookies were donated to Hometown Heroes by the public.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. All profits stay local and participating Girl Scouts learn skills in goal setting, decision making, money management, relationship skills and business ethics while using the funds they earn to make the world a better place.
To learn more about Girl Scouts, check out girlscoutsgwm.org.