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DONATING COOKIES

Simply select the “donate cookies” option from the order card. Your local council makes a decision about what charity(ies) will be the recipient(s) of donated boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. When you donate, you help bring a smile to someone’s face while you support a girl’s cookie goals.

The local Girl Scout council partners with a charity(ies) to be the recipient(s) of donated boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. The selected charity is indicated on the Orders page, and you can find out more information by visiting the council’s website. The council’s name will be included on the order confirmation email.

Not if you keep the cookies. If you buy Girl Scout Cookies and keep them, you've purchased a product at a fair market value. For this reason, no part of the price of a package of Girl Scout Cookies used in this way is tax-deductible.

However, if you decide to donate the cookies at the time of purchase, the answer is “yes.” Many Girl Scouts ask customers to pay for one or more packages of cookies for use in their Take Action projects or “Gift of Caring” programs. Customers donating their purchase of Girl Scout Cookies don’t benefit directly from paying for them, so those individuals may treat the purchase price of the donated cookies as a charitable contribution.

No. The local council works with girls to select the varieties that will be donated to the Girl Scout council charity of choice.