Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Common Man Donates to the Girl Scouts of Green and White Mountains

New Hampshire's Merrimack Patch reports that more than 1,000 people enjoyed ice cream sundaes at The Common Man family of restaurants, and Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains are reaping the benefits. This was the fifth year Common Man chefs created a dessert with a popular Girl Scout Cookie and ice cream, and donated a portion of the proceeds.

The Thin Mints Sundae featured all-natural Common Man-made mint ice cream using a base from local Hatchland Farm and crushed Thin Mints, topped with hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry. It was served in March at seven Common Man restaurants. One dollar from every sundae ordered was donated to Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, for a total of $1,000.

Girl Scouts accepted the check from Common Man CEO Jason Lyon on behalf of the Council at the Common Man’s Airport Diner on Brown Avenue in Manchester on April 25. This year Girl Scouts in New Hampshire and Vermont sold 1,561,621 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. Thanks to the generosity of veterans’ groups, cookie customers, and Girl Scout troops, more than 12,000 boxes were sent to U.S. military troops around the world through Operation Cookie.

This creative collaboration between Girl Scouts, celebrating their centennial this year, and The Common Man is a natural, because community service is one of the foundations of The Common Man philosophy, and Girl Scout Cookies are great cookies for a great cause. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, serving New Hampshire and Vermont, is supported by 5,300 trained and dedicated volunteers. Each year our 15,600 Girl Scouts do thousands of hours of service projects as part of the Council’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Community service has been a hallmark of The Common Man since its inception in 1971. The Common Man family and owner Alex Ray have been recognized seven times on a state level with the Restaurant Neighbor Award, and on a national level by the National Restaurant Association, for the good deeds it does.