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Girl Scouts reject anti-transgender gift, then triple the money

“The moral dilemma began with a $100,000 check to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington – enough to send 500 girls to summer camp, Scout leaders knew. 

But there was a catch. The anonymous donor stipulated in a letter: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can’t, please return the money." 

The Scouts returned the money.  

But $100,000 was hard to pass up. So on Monday, the council’s online marketing manager launched a crowd-funding campaign on IndieGoGo to try to recoup it with donations.

By Thursday evening, #ForEVERYGirl had raised more than $300,000 — triple the original goal.

A video posted to the IndieGogo page says: "Girl Scouts empowers EVERY girl regardless of her gender identity, socioeconomic status, race, sexual orientation, to make the world a better place. We won’t exclude ANY girl.” It has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

On IndieGoGo, many transgender adults thanked the organization and shared their experiences. The campaign has attracted donations from more than 6,000 supporters, including former Girl Scouts.”

Read the full piece here

Great work girls!!!

© Con Poulos

Healthy Monday: When the summer markets are full of great ingredients like corn, basil and sunflower sprouts, F&W’s Justin Chapple makes his fresh and colorful summer rolls. He adds avocado for creaminess and chicken to make them more substantial, but you could pick any protein you like or skip it altogether. The Asian-style oil-free dipping sauce is key, as it’s basically the dressing for all the lovely fresh fillings.

Recipe: Vegetable-Chicken Summer Rolls