Ashworth College and Local Girl Scout Troop Support Hugs for Soldiers Cookie Drive

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Online school helps troops overseas enjoy a taste of home.

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Ashworth College and Girl Scout Troop #29328 present donation to Hugs for Soldiers.

Our troops often leave families stateside when they are deployed and receiving Girl Scout Cookies is a pleasant reminder of what waits for them back home.

Ashworth College, a leading online school, teamed up with local Girl School Troop #29328 to participate in Hugs for Soldiers, a volunteer program based in Duluth, GA, that ships care packages to military personnel deployed overseas. This year, Ashworth (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/) administration and staff donated several cases of Girl Scout Cookies.

On hand to help present the donated cookies was Lauren Bernard of Atlanta, GA. Bernard represented Girl Scout Troop #29328 where she is a Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5).

“The Ashworth administration and staff takes great pride in giving back to the local community,” said Rodney Butler, U.S. Army First Sergeant, Retired and Ashworth College Military Education Coordinator. “It was rewarding to bring three local organizations together to support those who defend our country overseas. Our troops often leave families stateside when they are deployed and receiving Girl Scout Cookies is a pleasant reminder of what waits for them back home.”

Ashworth College has been recognized as a Yellow Ribbon School, as well as a military friendly school by both G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines. The online school sponsors the Army Wife Network Field Exercise series, supports a campus chapter of the Student Veteran’s Association, and was a sponsor of Military Spouse magazine’s 2010 and 2011 Military Spouse of the Year Award programs.

About Hugs for Soldiers

Hugs for Soldiers of Duluth First United Methodist Church, Duluth, GA, is a volunteer program dedicated to offering comforts from home and brightening a Soldier’s day with a care package, card or personal letter of encouragement. Since 2003, the non-profit has served as an outlet for local civilians to show their support for the military.

Hugs for Soldiers has garnered national support and was recently named by Scholastic Parent Magazine as one of the Top Ten organizations in the United States to offer support for our troops. http://www.hugsforsoldiers.org/

About Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Troop #29328 is part of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. which serves approximately 41,500 girls and over 18,000 adult members in 34 counties in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area, northwest Georgia and Polk County, TN. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College, a leading online school, has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.

Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. James Madison High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/.

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