As with many things this year, selling homes and cookies is being done differently which is why Homie Arizona has partnered with the Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. Through the philanthropic arm of the company Homie Helps, a $15,000 donation was made to support cookie sales, foster creativity, engineering, and entrepreneurial skills among the Girl Scouts.
Like Homie, Girl Scouts encourages innovation, and finding new ways of doing things. When Girl Scouts were given a retail storefront to sell cookies, they wanted to create something eye-catching and fun. The result – a “cookie castle”.
One local Girl Scout, Mija Kaprosy, and her father are building a 13-foot by 13-foot by 9-foot tall castle mostly out of Girl Scout cookie boxes. This will be the focal point to Arizona Cactus-Pine Council’s cookie selling space located at The Shops at Norterra, 2450 W. Happy Valley Rd. in Phoenix beginning on Feb. 7.
“At Homie, we applaud innovation and embrace making smart, creative changes which is why we wanted to support and encourage the Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council’s cookie selling efforts this year,” said Joshua Miller general manager at Homie Arizona. “When we learned they were forced to shift gears we wanted to support the fundraising efforts and life skills by aiding in the building of the cookie castle.”
The annual cookies sale is a major fundraiser for Girl Scouts in Arizona, supporting opportunities for girls to learn, grow, and enjoy new experiences. Arizona Cactus-Pine Council’s goal is to sell 2.1 million packages of cookies this year.
“The pandemic has forced us to consider new options for selling cookies this year. When Homie stepped in to help promote a new cookie booth location, they provided a unique way to showcase what Girl Scouting is all about – perseverance, creativity, entrepreneurial and teamwork skills,” said Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. We are excited to debut the cookie castle and hope the community is as impressed and amazed by it as we are.”
The public can purchase cookies and view the cookie castle every Sunday in February, beginning on Feb. 7.
Homie is more than a real estate company. The company prides itself on the customer service Homie agents provide, the money it helps homeowners and buyers save, and the support for the community through giving back.
Homie is a real estate technology company changing the way real estate is bought and sold by eliminating high fees and commissions. The company simplified an outdated and overcomplicated process through a combination of technology and full-service real estate agent support. Homie is the #1 listing brokerage office in the state of Utah and is growing quickly in Arizona and Nevada. With real estate and home loans, the Homie Tech family is making every aspect of buying and selling a home simple, affordable, and enjoyable. Finally, the way modern real estate should be. To learn more, visit www.homie.com.
Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC)
In partnership with more than 10,000 adult volunteers, GSACPC serves nearly 12,000 girls grades K-12 in more than 90 communities across central and northern Arizona. Since 1936, GSACPC has helped girls develop leadership skills and tools for success in a rapidly changing environment. We know that given the opportunity, every girl can become a leader, act confidently on her values, and connect with her community. Girl Scouts grow courageous and strong through girl-driven programs, ranging from summer camp to troop activities and product sales. For more information, visit www.girlscoutsaz.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.