Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cookie, cookie, cookie time!

Girl Scout Cookie Time

According to our sources it's officially Girl Scout Cookie Cupboard time! If you haven't been able to order your Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs from your neighborhood Girl Scout, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York's Cookie Cupboard has you covered starting today...

This year's Cookie Cupboard will run from Tuesday, March 16th through Thursday, May 6th. As in years past, each of the five boroughs has their own cupboard. Here are the dates and times for each:

Manhattan Office Cupboard
Girl Scout Council of Greater
New York
43 West 23rd Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Tuesdays: 12:30pm-4:30pm
Wednesdays: 2:30pm-6:30pm
Thursdays: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Brooklyn Office Cupboard
St. George Episcopal Church
CDC Building
452 Gates Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Tuesdays: 3:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesdays: 3:30pm-7:30pm
Thursdays: 3:30pm-7:30pm

Queens Office Cupboard
Holy Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran Church
246-55 87th Avenue
Bellerose, NY 11426
(entrance on 86th Rd. at
Commonwealth at rear of

Mondays: 10:00am-2:00pm
Tuesdays: 2:30pm-8:00pm
Thursdays: 2:30pm-8:00pm

Staten Island Office Cupboard
613 Midland Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

Tuesdays: 10:00am-7:00pm
Wednesdays: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Thursdays: 10:00am-2:00pm

No appointment is neccessary, you can buy just one box or several cases. If you are planning on a larger order (think a couple cases or more) it is best to phone in advance.

Bag of Cookies!!!

I'll admit my first time visiting the cookie cupboard I was expecting a Willy Wonka-ish experience wandering around a room filled to the ceiling with Trefoils, Thin Mints and Tagalongs. Alas, when you go up to pick up your cookies they don't actually bring you back to where the cookies are stored. You just wait in the reception area and a Girl Scout Council employee will bring you your treats. Cookies are $3.50 per box. Bring cash. The money collected from the Cookie Cupboard goes back to the NY Council, not a specific troop.

For those of you in tax mode, according to the Girl Scouts site the purchase of Girl Scout Cookies is sort of tax-deductible depending on the situation.

* The cookies ARE NOT tax-deductible, if the customer keeps the cookies: "Individuals who buy Girl Scout Cookies and take the cookies home, or consume them, have purchased a product at a fair market value. For this reason, no part of the price of a box of Girl Scout Cookies used in this way is tax-deductible."

* The cookies ARE tax-deductible, if the customer leaves the cookies with Girl Scouts. Many Girl Scouts ask customers to pay for one or more boxes of cookies for use in their community service project, for example, collecting for a food pantry. The customers not receiving any Girl Scout Cookies do not benefit directly from paying for them. Those individuals may treat the purchase price of the donated cookies as a charitable contribution.

Purchases made for "Operation: Cookie" a Girl Scout initiative to get cookies to our troops overseas are 100% tax deductible. If you don't want to buy cookies for yourself, consider buying up some boxes for soldiers serving overseas. Girl Scouts will take care of the shipping and delivery. Pretty sweet deal.

The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York
43 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-4283
Tel: (212) 645-4000

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Girl Scout cookies are delicious but they are not as good as French Macarons! Get them free this weekend! http://www.city.com/nyc-blog/restaurants/free-cookies-nycs-first-annual-macaron-day/