Making a SWEET difference in the community & treating those who do

By Published On: March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017: Even though the Girl Scout cookie season has ended, their sweet generosity still lingers on with a wonderful donation to Zach’s Place center, a program of Special Kids Special Families (SKSF), which provides families raising children with disabilities with respite and child care.

The Girl Scouts of Monument troop #41625 have chosen Zach’s Place center, located at 4795 Granby Circle in Colorado Springs, as their “Hometown Hero”.  The Hometown Heroes (HTH) Program gives girls the opportunity to learn philanthropy and community services through the Cookie Program.  Recipients in the community may include non-profit organizations, shelters, firefighters, the military, blood banks, area hospitals or local food banks. Customers who did not want to buy cookies for themselves, passed on these tempting treats and gave to Zach’s Place while supporting the Girl Scouts at the same time.  “The girls have put in a lot of effort this year selling cookies and are donating over 140 boxes to Zach’s Place”, say troop leaders, Christine Suarez and Carol Caniglia.  The girls toured the Zach’s Place facility along with their parents and troop leaders, and met some of the Zach’s Place kids playing in the gym area.

“The Zach’s Place kiddos and their families are thrilled and honored to receive this sweet donation,” says Linda Ellegard, SKSF Executive Director, “and we are grateful to have been chosen as Hometown Hero and recognized for the valuable services we provide families in our community.”   For more information about Zach’s Place program and Special Kids Special Families programs for children and adults with disabilities and special needs, visit

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