ROXBURY, NJ – Unable to have the usual Girl Scout cookie sales booth - thanks to coronavirus restrictions - a Succasunna Scout recently conducted a “virtual” cookie sale and donated the treats to area hospital workers.
The Scout, 9-year-old Maren Nyback, is a member of Girl Scout Troup 9-7175. The troop’s plan to have a cookie sales booth outside a Succasunna bagel shop were dashed by the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, said Nyback’s father, Glenn Nyback.
The cookie sale booth, like so many other things, was “indefinitely postponed,” he said.
But Maren, her father and her mother, Melissa Scasny-Nyback, got creative. They launched a virtual cookie sale in which the cookies - bought with donations mainly from friends and family - were earmarked for medical teams in the Atlantic Health System, said Nyback.
“Through family and friends, we collected $450, enough for 90 boxes,” said Nyback, who works in Atlantic Health System’s corporate office in Morristown. “I delivered the snacks this week to point people at work to help me distribute the boxes in ways they can be enjoyed.”
Nyback said the cookies will be given to “front-line clinical teams” at Atlantic Health’s five area medical centers.
“Clinical staff are our soldiers who will get us through this, and they need all the help they can get,” Nyback said. “It’s a small gesture, but hopefully cookies can be a bright spot, albeit for a brief moment.”
He noted his daughter, a third-grade pupil at Franklin School in Succasunna, drew “thank you” cards that were given to each hospital’s emergency room staff.
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