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June 13, 2006
Cops to sell cookies for Big Brothers
PROVIDENCE -- Governor Carcieri will help Big Brothers of Rhode Island launch its 2006 fundraising campaign at a State House press conference this morning.
Big Brothers hopes to raise $250,000 this year by selling boxes of chocolate chip cookies made by Au Bon Pain stores. The nonprofit group this year has partnered with the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association.
Starting this month, police departments around the state will offer boxes of cookies -- with six in each box -- for $5.
"The cookies will be a high-quality, gourmet product. They'll be absolutely delicious and all the proceeds will go toward a good cause right here in Rhode Island," said Big Brothers President Edward A. Carosi in a statement. "That's why they'll be the greatest. This effort has never been attempted by a Big Brother agency."
Today's press conference will be at 10 a.m. at the State House rotunda.
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