Pullman Girl Scouts Donate Cookie Funds to buy Garage Door for Palouse Habitat home


For Immediate Release

Moscow, Idaho. (October 15, 2020) — Palouse Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that Pullman Girl Scout Troop 3210 donated over $1000 raised from this year’s cookie sales to purchase the garage door for the Habitat home currently under construction in Uniontown.

Troop Leader Bridget Nelson shared “Our members are Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes, 1st-7th graders in Pullman.  In January we voted to give our cookie proceeds to Habitat for Humanity.  We feel that everyone deserves a second chance.  In the words of one of our youngest members, “let’s help people who need a real home”.  Even though cookie deliveries were delayed this year, we wanted to fulfill our promise to ourselves and others to help our community. Thank you to all our cookie customers who bought cookies this year!  Together we are making this Habitat home a reality for a deserving family.”

Executive Director Jennifer Wallace noted “What a wonderful surprise. To keep our homes affordable, Habitat International guidelines call for a storage a shed instead of a garage.  But in this case, the local covenants require it, which added to the cost to build the home.  In this year, when we’re still fundraising to finish the home, every gift counts.  It’s especially meaningful to know that these youth could have chosen any number of ways to spend the funds they raised, and they chose to help someone in their community have an affordable place to call home.”

Troop 3210 will formally present the garage door to Habitat on Saturday, October 24th at 1:00 pm.  Due to COVID restrictions the event is not open to the public, but there will be a Facebook Live ribbon cutting celebration at 1:15.

Palouse HFH must raise another $25,000 to finish the home.  For more information or to make a gift, visit palousehabitat.org/donate, or see contact information below.