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Girl Scout troop for girls in homeless shelters holds cookie sale in Union Square

Troop 6000 sold 36,000 boxes at its inaugural cookie sale in 2018.

Girls from Troop 6000 will be back at

Girls from Troop 6000 will be back at Kellogg's NYC Cafe to sell cookies next week. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

The Girl Scout troop serving girls in the city's homeless shelters that captivated New Yorkers last year is selling cookies again in Union Square this week. 

Troop 6000 is holding a cookie sale at Kellogg’s NYC Cafe, where members had their successful inaugural sale last year. Long lines quickly formed as news spread about the troop, and the girls ended up selling 36,000 boxes.

This year, the troop has a goal of selling 60,000 boxes. The girls will be at the store from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 22 to April 26. 

The troop started at a homeless shelter in Queens in 2017, but grew to include hundreds of girls at 15 shelters across the five boroughs, the city announced last year. The troop is led by women and mothers also living in homeless shelters and holds meetings every week at the participating shelters. 

A portion of the cookie sale proceeds will help members of Troop 6000 go to summer camp, a spokeswoman for the troop said. 

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