Easy Lift driver Jimmy Owens, left, Girl-Scout-Troop 55504 members Ruby-Romo, Grace McElroy and Maxin Nocker, with passenger Marie Campbell. (Courtesy photo)

Local nonprofit Easy Lift Transportation has once again partnered with local Girl Scouts to give their passengers a surprise sweet ride on Valentine’s Day. Easy Lift is providing each of its riders with a complimentary box of Girl Scout Cookies to show their appreciation for the people served by the organization.

“Who doesn’t love the Girl Scouts? And we love the people we serve,” said Ernesto Paredes, executive director of Easy Lift Transportation. “We tried this out last year and it was a real hit. It’s a great way to show appreciation for all our passengers and the cookies really brighten everyone’s day.”

Revenue from the troop’s cookie sales will fund activities, outings, and charitable donations made by the troop throughout the year. It is a way for the girls to practice teamwork, develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and connect with the community. Cookie sales continue through March 8 this year.

“It is hard work selling cookies every year, but it’s a great way for us to work together and earn money for our troop,” said Ruby Romo from Troop 55504. “We’re happy that Easy Lift passengers will get to enjoy the cookies.”

For more information about Girl Scouts, visit https://www.girlscoutsccc.org/. To support Easy Lift, donate at https://www.easylift.org/donate/donate-online/.