Jonathan Fanuzzi of Newmark (left) and Wayne Wiedman, building manager, assist local Girl Scout troops during the semi-annual Corporate Cookie Connection, held in the lobby of 1359 Broadway. All W&H buildings participated in the event.
All W&H office buildings participated this spring in the Girl Scouts' semi-annual Corporate Cookie Connection, a cash-and-carry cookie sale that takes place in selected office properties throughout Manhattan.
Thanks to enthusiastic participation by tenants, staff, and visitors, sales at W&H buildings collectively raised $9,354.35 for the organization, equating to 2,649 boxes of cookies. This means that more than 500 cookie boxes were sold per hour. That's a lot of cookies!
Of the boxes sold at W&H buildings, 43 were designated as Gifts of Caring, which are sent to military men and women on duty overseas. Troop 2149 from Brooklyn and Troop 4070 from Queens had an especially impressive sale at The Lincoln Building, where they raised $4,259.75, the second highest amount at any of the 43 buildings that participated in the event.
Joan Minaya, field fundraising administrator for the Girl Scouts' Council of New York City, was pleased by the great turnout, which registered a citywide total of $78,000 in a single day. As she noted, "the nice thing about Cookie Connection is that you get instant gratification. With our traditional orders, you have to wait two to three months to receive your cookies." Proceeds from Cookie Connection support educational and cultural programs for 22,000 Girl Scouts in New York City, in addition to Gifts of Caring.
Tenants who wish to contribute to this good cause, or who simply love eating the delicious cookies, will be pleased to learn that the Girl Scouts will be back for the next Cookie Connection in early November. We wish it could be sooner, but, unfortunately, that's the way the cookie crumbles.