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Trusting Connections Brings Annual Tradition of Supporting Girl Scouts to Phoenix

Trusting Connections, an award-winning nanny and childcare agency offering customized childcare solutions, founded by two female University of Arizona grads, has extended a big promise to Phoenix-area Girl Scouts.  As we are in the midst of Arizonans’ favorite cookie-buying season, the agency proudly announces their fifth annual Girl Scout Cookie Buying Event.  This program is aimed at encouraging Girl Scouts of today to become the courageous leaders of tomorrow by championing their efforts to learn business, communication, decision-making and leadership skills.  

            On Thurs., Feb. 13, 2020, co-founders Rosalind Prather and Caroline Wesnitzer will be at the Marriott in Chandler (1600 S. Price Road, Chandler) ready to cast their vote of confidence in young women with their wallets. They have pledged to purchase cookies from every Girl Scout that comes to sell boxes of deliciousness between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. In the spirit of the educational purpose of this program, Prather and Wesnitzer ask that each girl give a brief sales pitch before being invited to draw from a jar that will contain notes indicating how many boxes the agency will purchase (1-25 boxes).

            This very well-received event gains popularity every year and has its origins in Tucson, where the co-founders first offered the event five years ago. 

            Prather and Wesnitzer hope that this event will encourage other female business owners to join them in their efforts to support Girl Scouts. Given that both women became business owners at the age of 24 and attribute their success to the many people who believed in them, their personal and organization goals align with Girl Scouts’ theme of being “2.5 million strong-1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.”  This is a mission they believe in wholeheartedly.

            “These are lessons that last far beyond the sale of one box of cookies,” said Trusting Connections Co-Founder Rosalind Prather. “As a female entrepreneur, a mother of two young girls, a former Girl Scout and current troop leader, I certainly want to watch the next generation of female leaders show up as their fearless, enabled and confident selves. This is one way, each year, that we believe we can take part in helping young women develop that growth mindset.”

            “The Girl Scout cookie buying event is by far our favorite of the year. As young female entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of mentorship and instilling self-confidence in the next generation of female professionals,” said Trusting Connections Co-Founder, Caroline Wesnitzer. “It is always a treat watching these girls get creative with their sales pitches by bringing hand-made signs, business cards and sometimes even a fun song.”


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