By Jeanette Settembre
These Girl Scouts are making life a little bit sweeter.
Troop 6000, a New York City-based Girl Scout troop comprised entirely of homeless young women, continued their first-ever cookie sale Friday, drawing in hundreds of people waiting in line for hours to get inside Kellogg’s cereal cafe in Union Square one box of Thin Mints and Tagalongs at a time. They’ve already sold 17,000 boxes.
“It’s important to show other girls that it doesn’t matter where they’re from, or the problem they’re in, they could still be a Girl Scout,” 10-year-old Sanaa Angebin, a Girl Scout from Troop 6000, told Moneyish.
Angebin was living with her mom and two brothers in a one-bedroom homeless shelter in Long Island City, Queens where the troop was founded last year. Since then, her family was able to relocate to a home of their own on Staten Island.