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Golf Tournament to Benefit Grammy’s Cookie Convoy


A short conversation with a soldier about to deploy to Iraq was just the beginning of Marlene Summers’ grand plan to support the heroes serving our nation overseas. Her humble idea to provide words of encouragement and a taste of home to a few soldiers was such a rousing success that she soon needed help meeting the requests for more.“I couldn’t do any of this without the help of the volunteers who spend time writing notes, packing cookies and raising funds to continue sending our “Chocolate Chip Hugs” to our troops,” said Summers, founder of Grammy’s Cookie Convoy.

KTRH 740 News Radio


What have you done for the troops lately? Monday March 15, 2010 on Houston’s Morning News Radio KTRH 740, the news cast talked to one local woman about her ‘cookies for troops’ organization.Marlene Summers will inspire you to do something today!Marlene is trying to get another “Mega Shipment” (5,000 cookies) on their way Memorial Day which does not give her too much time. She looks forward to making that deadline, but if not she will shoot for July 4th. It takes almost $10,000.00 for each shipment. We should also clarify that the project has been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)3 Non Profit Project.

KTRH 740 News- June 20, 2011


ABC 13


A Montgomery charity is holding its first golf tournament to raise money to send cookies to troops deployed overseas.

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ABC 13 – KTRK


One local woman is doing her part to make Valentine’s Day a little sweeter for those who are fighting for our country.

Conroe Courier


Special shout out to Bentwater’s own Marlene Summers and her Grammy’s Cookie Convoy. Many already know about this because you played in her tournament but, for those who didn’t, you might take a bit of pride in knowing that Bentwater essentially took over Wood Forest Golf Course last week in, what has been described by participants, one of the best golf fundraisers ever. Great causes often begin one-on-one and so it was with Grammy’s Cookie Convoy.

Middle Schoolers From Montgomery Boost Cookie Convoy


A group of Montgomery students learning about world geography have made a special connection from their study of the Middle East – and have been rewarded with a sense of patriotic pride and sweet treats.Montgomery Middle School students in Chris Corson’s social studies class are participating in a community wide effort to send personal notes of encouragement and support – along with cookies – to U.S. military personnel serving in war zones overseas.“Studying faraway places and cultures is more engaging for the students when they have a personal connection,” said Corson, who teaches sixth-grade students participating in the project at MMS. “It goes beyond instructional, providing a greater learning experience about the world.”To date, Grammy’s Cookie Convoy project has shipped more than 105,000 cookies to active-duty military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program, started in 2005 by Bentwater resident Marlene Summers, operates solely by donations and volunteer support.

ABC News Interview


ABC News interviewed Marlene Summers as her non-profit organization is looking to send over a million chocolate chip cookies to our troops overseas. Help Marlene and donate for a great cause today!

ABC News - June 23, 2009

KPRC Houston Local 2 News


Local 2 News Houston followed up with Marlene Summers to learn even more about what the Troops Project and Grammy’s Cookie Convoy, Inc. is all about. The Troops Project needs your help in making it’s shipments possible. Donate or volunteer today and let our troops know how much we support them and enjoy our everyday freedoms they make possible.

KPRC Houston - Feb 20, 2011

East Montgomery News


Grammy’s Cookie Convoy, a program that sends chocolate chip cookies and personalized notes of encouragement to American servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan, is looking for help in sending the next batch of 5,000 cookies overseas.“Everyone appreciates being remembered with something sweet on Valentine’s Day,” said Marlene Summers, founder of the Montgomery County nonprofit group. “It’s important to let our troops know we care.”Volunteers will assemble from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Bentwater Yacht Club to box cookies, complete customs forms and prepare handwritten notes of encouragement and support for military personnel serving overseas.

Jefferson Award


Marlene Summers was awarded the Jefferson Award for supporting our troops and sending over 90,000 chocolate chip cookies to date. Marlene Summers’ goal used to be to send 100,000 cookies. She has recently changed that goal as she wants to make sure every serviceman and servicewoman receives her cookies. Her ultimate goal is for Grammy’s Cookie Convoy to cease because all of the troops have come home.

Local 2 News- June 20, 2013

Great Day Houston


Houston, TX- We show you how to help your military family feel a little closer to home.

Great Day Houston - July 05, 2013

KPRC Houston Morning News



After receiving the Jefferson Award, Local 2 News Houston followed up with Marlene Summers to learn even more about what the Troops Project and Grammy’s Cookie Convoy, Inc. is all about. The Troops Project needs your help in making it’s Memorial Day shipment possible. Donate today and let our troops know how much we support them and enjoy our everyday freedoms they make possible.

Local 2 News - August 20, 2013

KSBJ Radio Station


Morning show interview on KSBJ radio station

KSBJ Radio - June 20, 2013

Military Gear Segment


We recently discovered a fantastic nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing delicious treats and warm smiles to our troops stationed overseas.After speaking to a young man before his deployment to Iraq, Marlene Summers felt the urge to find a special way to offer support to the troops while they are so far from home. She wanted to help boost morale and “… let those who serve this great nation know we honor their commitment and remain appreciative for their unselfish sacrifice.”

Conroe Courier


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Toast Talk


Two weeks ago Mary invited me and a few other girls over to her house for a little night of crafts and cocktails. The purpose wasn't just an excuse to get friends together (as it normally is with us) but to write letters to soldiers who are serving overseas. After posting this Instagram shot with a few of the many, many cards we created I got emails and messages from some of of you awesome readers and followers wanting to also get involved...and I thought I'd share all the information about the project and how you can participate in the hopes that more of you are interested!

WTGA – Making A Difference


We all derive so much from the game of golf; new friends, companionship, camaraderie, lessons about ourselves, exercise, skills, the list can go on. We’re featuring areas where the game of golf, or WTGA members themselves (on or off the course), are, as the WTGA’s mission states, “a positive force for enriching lives.” Click here to learn more about Marlene Summers and what she has done to impact the community.

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Jefferson Award


Marlene Summers was awarded the Jefferson Award for supporting our troops and sending over 90,000 chocolate chip cookies to date. Marlene Summers’ goal used to be to send 100,000 cookies. She has recently changed that goal as she wants to make sure every serviceman and servicewoman receives her cookies. Her ultimate goal is for Grammy’s Cookie Convoy to cease because all of the troops have come home.

Women Texas Golf Association- April, 2010

STXLAGA


Thanks to member support of STXLAGA, we made charitable contributions to two great organizations this year!

STXLAGA contributed a gift of $500 to Grammy’s Cookie Convoy, Inc.  From their mission statement: As a non-profit organization, our goal is to let those who serve this great nation know we honor their commitment and remain appreciative for their unselfish sacrifice.  Grammy’s Cookie convoy has been serving our troops since 2005, sending over 250,000 cookies to the troops overseas.  .

We also contributed $1000 to the TGA Foundation Junior Girls Travel Fund. This program was established in 1986 to offset expenses for girls residing in Texas, age 17 and under, who qualify for the US Girls Junior National Championship. The Nez Muhleman Golf Tournament better known as “The Nezzie” will be held on June 25, 2018 at Riverbend Country Club and is the main fundraiser for the Travel Fund. If you are interested in participating in the Annual “Nezzie” Golf Tournament contact Ellen Earle at elle2earle@gmail.com.

STXLAGA - Jan 21, 2019

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