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Cookie Sale Community Service Project

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The 2018 Cookie Sale Community Service Project recipient is The Confetti Foundation! The mission of The Confetti Foundation is to supply birthday parties to children who have to spend their birthday in the hospital. 

The foundation was started with the hope that families will be able to shift their focus from their child's sickness for just 30 minutes and celebrate. Although the party is not a cure, it will be a welcome distraction and a good reminder that ever child deserves to be celebrated. 

In January 2014, The Confetti Foundation started supplying birthday party kits to children who spend their birthdays in the hospital. Through the party kits, children of all ages are celebrated and honored on their special day. For more information, visit confettifoundation.org

A History of Giving Back

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The 2017 Cookie Sale Community Service Project recipient was Operation Stand Down Rhode IslandThe mission of Operation Stand Down RI (OSDRI) is to help our nation’s veterans secure stable housing and employment as well as other assistance according to their individual needs.

GSSNE specifically designated the U.S. Marine CPL Holly Charette Home in Johnston to be the beneficiary of the 2017 Cookie Sale Community Service Project proceeds, which totaled $3,759.21.

The U.S. Marine CPL Holly Charette Home was opened in July 2010 and is Rhode Island’s only transitional housing option for homeless female veterans. The home is dedicated to Marine CPL Holly Charette who was killed on June 23, 2005 when her convoy was struck by a suicide bomber in the Anbar province of Fallujah, Iraq. Hailing from Cranston, RI, Marine CPL Charette is Rhode Island’s first female killed in Iraq. For more information visit: http://osdri.org/

The Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation was our 2016 service project beneficiary. On August 26, 2016 GSSNE presented a check in the amount of $3,617.45 to the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation; the result of money contributed by troops from our council through a portion of their proceeds from the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program.

The mission of The Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation is to promote youth leadership, to support education and to generate public awareness of the dangers of drunk driving and substance abuse. Katie was killed by a drunk driver at the age of 13. She was a Girl Scout who believed in helping others and making the world a better place. By educating the community about the dangers of drunk driving, Katie's legacy can live on. For more information visit: http://kdmf.org/

In 2015, the council-wide service project beneficiary was A Wish Come True, Inc. GSSNE and troops donated $6,319.09! The donation helped to grant a wish to a 13 year old girl named Grace, who is also a Girl Scout. She went to NYC and visited the set of the Food Network® show, Chopped.

Founded in 1982, AWCT is the oldest wish granting organization in RI. Their mission for the past 35 years has been to grant the wishes of medically qualified children ages 3 through 18 who have a life-threatening illness, and live in Rhode Island and areas of southeastern Massachusetts. For more information visit: https://www.awish.org/