Emmaus Patch residents who eat pizza on Tuesday, Feb. 7 between 4 p.m and 8 p.m. can help U.S. soldiers stationed overseas to eat Girl Scout cookies.
As part of an annual fundraising project by Girl Scout Troop 6294 called “Operation Cookies from Home,” will donate 20 percent of the sales from that afternoon – including all eat-in, take-out and delivery orders – to the troop’s project.
Customers who want to have their pizza indulgences credited to Operation Cookies from Home simply have to download and printout the PDF coupon associated with the fundraiser (at right).
Troop 6294, which currently includes three juniors -- Samantha Kick, Brittany Paul and Christy MacIver -- has been supporting Operation Cookies from Home for the past four years according to troop leader Diane Kick of Upper Milford Township.
Kick says the girls are really hoping to raise enough money to send 1,000 boxes of cookies overseas this year. In addition to the Pizza Hut fundraiser, the troop is soliciting donations from local businesses.
So far this year, thanks to the donations of nine area businesses, the girls have raised enough money for 236 boxes, or 23 percent of their goal, Kick says.
The businesses who have donated to Operation Cookies from Home this year are: ; ; Weis Markets store #76; , General Contractor; Salvatore's Pizzeria Restaurant; Distinctive Accents; Weis Markets #132; , Agent; and Embassy Bank of the Lehigh Valley.
In 2008, Troop 6294 sent 394 boxes of cookies to the troops. In 2009, the girls raised funds for 480 boxes. In 2010, 621 boxes were delivered and in 2011, 679 boxes were sent.