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Girl Scout cookies delivered to front line

When Jill Rebuck, director of clinical pharmacy services at Hershey Medical Center, found herself facing a mountain of Girl Scout cookies her troop couldn’t sell, she thought outside the box.

As Girl Scout cookie lead for Troop No. 70243 in Lititz, Rebuck shared a Facebook post asking the community to buy boxes of cookies that she would then deliver to Penn State Health professionals on the front line. The cookie surplus resulted when the risk of COVID-19 prevented the troop from selling the cookies via pop-up booths.

Image shows hands holding various Thank You cards

In addition to passing out Girl Scout cookies, Jill Rebuck shared thank you notes from her Girl Scout troop with the staff.

Rebuck collected $1,020 in donations in just over 24 hours and delivered more than 250 boxes of cookies to employees at the Children’s Hospital, Hershey Medical Center emergency department and surgical intensive care unit, and Heart and Vascular Institute critical care unit.

“I was amazed by how the community responded and inspired by the outpouring of support for our health care workers,” Rebuck said.

Rebuck said the troop sold all of their remaining cookies and had to get a couple of cases from another troop to fulfill orders.

“Everyone was happy to receive the cookies,” Rebuck said. “It was really a bright spot in their day.”

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