Last year, author Jennifer Weiner told Kveller that she bakes challah every Friday. We love that! But soon she’ll have even more irresistible carbs to contend with at her home: On Tuesday, the Mrs. Everything writer posted on Facebook offering to buy Girl Scout cookies from her fans’ children.
“Any Girl Scout parents whose scout want to sell me some cookies?” the Jewish mom wrote on her Facebook page. “Drop a link on the comments and I will order a box!”
Not surprisingly, this adorable and saintly offer got an incredible response: Hundreds responded to the post, and Weiner ordered lots (and lots) of cookies. She updated the post an hour later, saying, “I am ordering many cookies! If I didn’t get to your scout tonight, I will do it tomorrow!”
Yes, many of us know that this is the season of parents turning every workplace and social gathering into pitch meeting for the Girl Scouts and their addictive cookies. The pressure to sell hundreds of boxes can weigh hard on those little shoulders — and as parents, we want to do our best to help.
Luckily, Weiner has come to the rescue! As of Wednesday morning, there are more than 500 comments on the post, and many of them with photos of adorable little girls in their Girl Scout uniforms or with their cookies. The commenters also shared amazing stories about how their daughters’ troops use the money they make from selling all those delicious Samoas, Thin Mints, and Trefoils.
“We are doing a special fundraiser for any boxes sold and donated to the troops I am donating a dollar to Mission 22 to help prevent veteran suicide. (In memory of my dad who [died by] suicide),” wrote one fan.
We’re not sure what Weiner is planning to do with all those cookies … donate them? Make Thin Mints cupcakes? Keep them in an industrial-size freezer for a rainy day? Whatever happens, we commend her for helping out “young female entrepreneurs!”