Thursday, July 2, 2015

Taking a Bite Out of Inequality

As the summer gets into full swing, children across the U.S. have begun the time honored tradition of attending summer camps. One particular organization, however, is making headlines – and it’s not for the reason you might think.
Most everyone in the U.S. knows of the Girl Scouts. They’re hard to ignore, especially when they sell those scrumptious cookies.  But their cookies aren’t what’s getting the attention of national news sources. Earlier this year the Girl Scouts of Western Washington were ecstatic to receive a large donation of $100,000. However, they later learned that the donation was not given without stipulations. The donor, who has yet to be named, wanted the promise: no money would go to support transgender girls.  
In response to the request Megan Ferland, the council CEO, stated: “Girl Scouts is for every girl, and every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to." The donation was then returned, in full, to the donor.
Since then, the story has been published on multiple news websites. Furthermore, many articles attached the link to their indiegogo campaign to recuperate the lost funds. As of today, July second, they have raised three times the amount of the original donation.

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