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Local girls are starting their own small businesses through Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ (GSNI) Fall Product Program, offering gourmet food items and magazines to community members through Nov. 1.
Interested customers can ask a Girl Scout for an order form, call GSNI’s Fall Product Program hotline at 800-242-5591, ext. 7250, or e-mail an order to firstname.lastname@example.org, where it will be filled and delivered by a local Girl Scout.
If customers don’t want to purchase items as gifts or for themselves, they can donate to the military in $5 increments. This donation program, known as “Gift of Caring Project Share,” was created to show support for military men and women. A $5 donation purchases one candy or nut item, and four $5 donations purchases one subscription to a magazine for a military service member. All candy, nuts and subscriptions are ordered virtually and donated directly to the military. Girls who receive two $5 donations toward the Gift of Caring Project Share earn a colorful Share Patch for their commitment to our military troops.
The Fall Product Program consists of a variety of 12 different nuts and candies, 10 of which are gluten-free. New this year is two collector tins, both filled with chocolate, along with Dulce De Leche Owls. Food items start at $5, and no item is more than $8.
Products include Double Chocolate Truffles, Caramel Treasures, Whole Cashews, Peanut Butter Bears, Chocolate Covered Raisin, Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins, Deluxe Pecan Clusters, Chocolate Covered Peanuts, Cranberry Nut Mix, Dulce De Leche Owls, Fruit Slices and Salsa Mix.
Along with the treats, girls will also offer more than 600 magazine titles with 95 digital magazines, 72 of which are free with the printed magazine subscription.
GSNI serves more than 17,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers in parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties. Visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call 1-800-242-5591.
Posted Oct. 23, 2013