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A Homeless Girl Scout Troop Is Holding Their First Cookie Sale

Troop 6000 consists of members living in shelters throughout NYC
Homeless Girl Scout Cookie Sale
Photo: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar via Flickr

The season for Thin Mints and Tagalongs might technically be over, but for NYC's Troop 6000, it's just getting started . . . for the first time ever.

The troop, founded last year, is composed of hundreds of girls living in NYC's homeless shelters. Due to their living situations, it's been impossible for members to sell and deliver cookies—until Kellogg's offered to host the girls at its Union Square store.

"They have been wanting to do this for so long," Corinthia Fludd, Troop 6000's recruiting specialist, tells AM New York. "It's the number one thing they ask."

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Through Friday of this week, Troop 6000 will be selling cookies from 4 to 6 p.m.; after you've restocked your freezer with Thin Mints, head inside to the Kellogg's store, where the proceeds from a series of cookie-inspired cereal bowls will go back to benefiting the troop.

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