Gift of Caring: Operation USO
During the 2017-18 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Gateway Council will support the Greater Jacksonville Area USO with the Virtual Gift of Caring program.
Operation USO allows customers to support military personnel by purchasing packages of cookies to be delivered to service members and their families through the Greater Jacksonville USO Centers.
Customers can purchase cookies to donate through girls' Digital Cookie sites, indicate a donation on the girl order card or donate cookies at cookie booths.
Note: Purchases of Operation USO cookies are tax deductible because they're a donation. Purchase of cookies for personal consumption is not tax deductible because the customer is paying for a product and receiving that product.
How does Virtual Gift of Caring work?
Through the Virtual Gift of Caring option in eBudde, troops receive the payment and girls receive credit for their sales, but neither will take possession of the donated cookies. The cookies will be allocated from the Gateway's inventory and delivered to the USO at the end of the Cookie Program.
Girl Scouts can receive rewards for their participation in Operation USO.
- Gift of Caring Patch - 25 Boxes
- Light-up Awesome Sign OR Flashlight/Nightlight - 50 Boxes
- Seas the Day T-shirt - 100 boxes
Troops can receive rewards for their participation in Operation USO.
- Pop Socket with Car Clip (2 per qualifying troop) - 100 Boxes