Target: Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Goal: Thank Girl Scouts of Western Washington for rejecting a $100,000 donation from a donor who made a transphobic statement.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received an enormous donation of $100,000. Of course, the troop was thrilled. However, it later found out that the donation came with a serious stipulation. The donor wanted the Girl Scouts to promise that the money would not be used to support transgender girls. The members of the Girl Scouts of Washington then had to make a tough decision: to keep the donation that could immensely benefit their group or return it based on the stipulation of the donor.
Collectively, the decided to return all $100,000 to the donor. Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Megan Ferland said, “Girl Scouts is for every girl. And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to.” Everyone recognizes the fact that $100,000 is a lot of money, but to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington it is almost one-third of the entire financial assistance program for the year. Please sign this petition to support the sacrifice the Girl Scouts made so that their group could be inclusive to all girls.
Dear Girl Scouts of Western Washington,
I am writing this letter to you to thank you for the enormous sacrifice that has been made upon rejecting a $100,000 donation with the stipulation that the money could not go towards supporting transgender girls. This act of selflessness sends the message to the transgender community that they are valued members of society who deserve to be in clubs.
You have made thousands of girls proud to be called Girl Scouts with the rejection of this donation. I know that it must have been an extremely hard decision to give back the $100,000, but I hope that you feel good about making a decision that will benefit many transgender girls looking to join the Girl Scouts in the future who now know that they will be welcomed into such a wonderful organization. With each act of inclusivity like yours, the transgender community may feel more accepted.
I am impressed by your courage, selflessness, and your ability to make tough decisions. I hope you realize how important and deeply powerful your rejection of this donation was. I know that the Girl Scouts of Western Washington have a bright future ahead of them.
[Your Name Here]
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