UPDATED: 2018 Gift of Caring – Cookie Donation Programs

UPDATED: 2018 Gift of Caring – Cookie Donation Programs

Hello everyone!

Some of you may have noticed a new variety column added to eBudde this morning; TGOC. This was added to help our troops account for cookies from their physical inventory being donated as part of the Gift of Caring program. For more information, check out the guidelines below:

Cookie Donations Guideline:

For various reasons, some customers do not want to buy cookies for themselves, or they have a limited need but want to give more. With both a Council-wide donation program (CGOC) and a Troop-level donation program (TGOC), customers have more ways than ever before to give to others while supporting Girl Scouting at the same time.

CGOC – Council Gift of Caring Program:

CGOC was created to give customers and troops an opportunity to make a donation easy through our Digital Cookie Program. Because this is a virtual donation program, troops are not given actual boxes to be donated but do collect the money for the donation via Digital Cookie.

Here’s how it works:

  • Money collected for each donated box in Digital Cookie is automatically recorded in eBudde as a CGOC box (this will appear in the CGOC column of eBudde).
  • That’s all the troop needs to do! The cookies are added up and taken from the Council inventory of cookies.
  • These cookies are still recorded as a sale but do not add to your Initial Order total or inventory total. Unlike Troop Gift of Caring a troop will never need or receive boxes for CGOC. These sales still count towards a girl’s total and rewards.

UPDATED: TGOC – Troop Gift of Caring Program

TGOC was created to give customers and troops an opportunity to make a donation easy during cookies-on-the-go, booths, and lemonade stands. Because this is a physical donation program, troops will be donating actual boxes of cookies that they’ve collected money for.

Here’s how it works:

  • A cash donation is received during cookies-on-the-go, booths, and lemonade stands.
  • The troop leader records these donations in the TGOC column of eBudde for each girl.
  • At the end of the season troops count the amount of purchased boxes for the Troop Gift of Caring program and then take boxes from any remaining troop inventory and donate boxes to a non-profit organization of their choice. Troops are responsible for any costs associated with delivery. There is also a new tab called “GOC Org” where you can enter the information for the organization that your troop is donating to.
  • Alternatively, troops can bring the cookies to the council office from Wednesday, March 14 until Wednesday, March 21 for inclusion in the CGOC donation to the Blue Star Mothers to send cookies to troops overseas. Even if these cookies are being included in the Blue Star delivery, they should be entered in to TGOC column in eBudde. If you choose this option, you can leave the GOC Org tab blank.
  • Some troops may show they have sold more boxes than they received through the sale. If this is the case simply email council before Tuesday, March 20 and we will adjust your inventory to accommodate and deliver the cookies with the Blue Star donation (you do NOT need to come to council to pick-up these cookies).