Girl Scouts reject $100,000 donation that would exclude them from supporting transgender girls. I guess this means their politically correct name is ‘Transgender Scouts Of America.’
A donor recently gifted the group’s Western Washington chapter a $100,000 donation, with the stipulation that they do not spend the money supporting transgender girls. In a show of unconditional support for the transgender movement, they returned the money.
“We wholeheartedly believe EVERY girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to,” Ellis told Us Weekly. “The only way we’re going to fulfill our mission of building girls’ courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, is if we make sure there aren’t any barriers in place for girls’ success. We welcome all girls to join us, and get out there and make a difference in our world.”
US Magazine reports:
But returning that large amount of money meant the chapter wouldn’t be able to help 500 girls join a troop and participate in other activities, so the Girl Scouts of Western Washington soft launched a fundraising campaign on Monday, June 29, to raise $100,000 to replace the donation it returned. By the next morning, the goal had not only been reached, but well exceeded.
“To see that we not only made our goal in our FIRST day, but surpassed it, is not something that can be easily described,” Ellis said, adding that they had no idea they would reach their goal so quickly. “The words ‘grateful,’ ‘blown away,’ ‘thrilled,’ and ‘moved’ to come to mind, though even those words don’t seem to easily articulate what we’re feeling over here. Because at the end of the day, it’s about the girls. It’s why we do what we do. It’s why we were moved to find another source of funding when the one we initially had was given back.”
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