The LifeStorage self-storage facility of Mokena, Ill., is hosting a Girl Scout cookie sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 3 for local troops 346 and 475.
LifeStorage Mokena was approached by Troop Leader Camille Allen about the possibility to help raise funds for upcoming troop events, and store managers Kelly Butt and Megan Tolbert offered their facilities as a base of operations. To help spread the word, they e-mailed tenants, posted notices on the office reader board, and advertised in the Mokena Chamber of Commerce news and on the Mokena Patch.com page.
"I thought it'd be a nice opportunity to help the troops out by offering to keep cookie order sheets at the office," Tolbert said. "But then Camille suggested teaming up for an onsite sale, and the rest is history."
“Megan and I were girl scouts, and we were both aware of the cookie sales and how the money each troop makes from the sales helps them to hold events and work on projects," Butt said. "We know the value in the organization for all girls, and the 100 years of the Scouts working with girls to provide them a group of friends and teach them about leadership and teamwork.”
LifeStorage was founded in 2002 by owners Jean Jodoin and Christopher Barry. The operation currently has 17 locations in Chicago and its suburbs, with two more opening later this year.