As a way to say “Thank you!” for your business over the past 25 years the Neff family has committed to performing 25 acts of service by our 25th anniversary celebration on September 26th. For their first act of service they chose to buy out an entire Girl Scout cookie booth! Here’s why…

As You Wish chose the Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Buyout because the Girl Scouts are near and dear to Lori’s heart.  Not only has she served as a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop for 6 years, but the Girl Scouts have continued to support As You Wish over the years.  When asked” What do you love most about Girl Scouts?”, Lori says “I love that Girl Scouts provides ways for the girls to develop their individual growth and leadership skills.  These skills will help the girls as they continue to grow throughout their adult life.  Selling cookies was our troops number one fundraiser that allowed us to learn and develop skills while earning badges at the same time.  We needed the support from our community to help us with this fundraiser for our troop and now we want to give back to another troop, so they have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills.”

The Brownies and Leader from Girl Scout Troop 1264 were so surprised when we told them we were buying every single box of cookies they had!  (66 boxes) When the leader was asked if she was going to cancel the rest of their booths she said, no way we are going to get more cookies and keep selling!  I love the positive attitude of this leader in teaching the girls to work hard for the funds to provide for their troops activities and programs. 

As You Wish has several badge earning programs available for the Girl Scouts.  One of which is the Business Owner Badge that is taught by Lori herself.  “I love teaching the girls what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to begin creating a business of their own.  It’s amazing the ideas the girls have and I love to see the way they brain blast when they are working together in their groups to create their own businesses.”

As You Wish was awarded the Promise Award from the Girl Scouts in 2018.  The Promise Award was created to honor organizations who have demonstrated the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law and a strong commitment to the community through their actions.  We were honored to have been chosen for this award and gratefully accepted it at the Girl Scouts Badge Bash Event in October of 2018.

We believe that creativity helps people to express themselves, see things from different perspectives and learn to deal with uncertainty.  Studies have shown that creative people are able to adapt their thinking and learn to “go with the flow” as life is not always certain.  We are grateful for the support of the Girl Scouts and are love the opportunity to help girls learn, grow and develop not only their creative skills but also in believing in themselves.