Donald Glover Bought More Than 100 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for This Sweet Reason
An Atlanta-area Girl Scout named Charity Joy Harrison went viral this week when her dad uploaded a video of her selling her Girl Scout cookies by singing along to actor/rapper Donald Glover’s hit song “Redbone.” The clip made its way to Glover (who performs his music under the name Childish Gambino), which led to him purchasing more than 100 boxes of cookies from the little girl.
Harrison’s dad, Seymore Harrison Jr., told ABC News he had very little to do with his daughter’s rendition. “She did this, I just wanted to be supportive. It was just a song that we both like and she decided to put cookies in the song,” he said, adding, “We are so surprised. We had no idea it would go that far.”
It went even farther on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where Glover had a face-to-face meeting with six-year-old Harrison, who was 113 boxes shy of her goal of selling 2,500 boxes of cookies in 2018.
“Childish Gambino’s for the children, man,” Glover joked. (His name was taken from a Wu Tang Clan name generator, and Wu Tang fans often say, “Wu Tang is for the children.”) He added: “It’s beautiful, but it’s also crazy to me. I never was like, I’ll make this and then one day a girl will sell Girl Scout cookies to it… It’s pretty great. I was touched.”
That’s when Colbert surprised the star with Harrison and her father. It turned out that Harrison was 113 boxes shy of her goal, so Glover said, “I’ll take ’em all.” Of course, Glover picked the best flavor — Thin Mints (fight us).
Children involved with scouting see positive outcomes throughout their lives, with the program teaching them self sufficiency, leadership, self respect, and community service. The sales of Girl Scout cookies help fund the programming that helps the girls involved in scouts get top-notch skills and service training.
What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor? Tell us @BritandCo!
(photos via Scott Kowalchyk/CBS + Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)