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Chris Rock's Oscar bit did help Girl Scouts raise USD 65,000

Los Angeles: Chris Rock's Girl Scouts cookie-selling bit at 88th Academy awards has helped them make big money.

Chris Rock. Pic/AFP
Chris Rock. Pic/AFP

A representative for the organization said in a statement that it raised USD 65,243 the number Rock, 51, showed on stage during the telecast.

"Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles was thrilled to participate in the 88th Oscars on Sunday evening.

"Both Girl Scouts of the USA and the Academy have verified that, through sales of Girl Scout Cookies and donations made during the Oscars, the Girl Scouts raised USD 65,243 that will benefit girls, allowing them to improve their communities and continue developing into strong leaders," the statement read.

During the Oscars telecast, Rock called on the A-list audience to "reach into (their) millionaire pockets" and buy cookies from his daughters' Girl Scouts troop.

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