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NYC's First Girl Scout Troop Consisting Of Homeless Children Finally Has Its First Cookie Sale

A box of your favorite snack could help some special girls.

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A unique Girl Scout troop has set a huge goal for this year’s cookie season.

Troop 6000 in New York City exclusively serves homeless girls in the shelter system, and they are determined to sell 6,000 boxes of cookies, reports ABC7.

The troop was founded last year, and this will be their first time selling cookies. Last July, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced the city would invest $1 million over a three-year period in the group.

Giselle Burgess started the troop to give her children and others a chance to connect with peers experiencing similar circumstances.

“We're scared, we're nervous, and we don't know what's going in the situation as an adult, so imagine how they must feel," Burgess said to NY1. "I definitely felt that they needed to be able to connect with someone, with peers that are living through the same situations that they have."

The cookie sales will help the girls pay for uniforms, trips and activities. Kellogg’s NYC, the cereal bar hosting their booth, will also feature recipes created by the girls, and proceeds will go to the troop.

If you are in New York City, Kellogg’s is located on East 17th Street in Union Square. The girls will be there from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. through April 15.

Cookies are also available online. According to their website, they only have 2,242 boxes to reach their goal. 

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