For the Girl Scouts, it’s enough to send 500 girls to camp.
A $100,000 check was made out to the Queen Anne council of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington quickly. But when they read the note attached, the donation quickly became tainted.
“Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can’t, please return the money,” it said, the council’s CEO, Megan Ferland reported to the Seattle Met.
Without hesitation, Ferland returned the money to the donor, whom she has chosen not to name (the internet will likely find out shortly).
Disappointed by the situation, Ferland had a simple response, telling the Seattle Met, “Girl Scouts is for every girl. And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to.”
The group thought they might make their goal on the fundraising website IndieGoGo – just not in one day.
The website taking those donations, IndieGogo, crashed for at least half an hour because of all the site traffic.
One person on Facebook said they could only afford to give $3, but they felt compelled to donate.
The Girl Scouts chapter does have transgendered members, and they’re already hearing from their parents.
“They said that they are incredibly grateful that their kids have a place to belong, feel accepted.” Ferland said.
At last count, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington had raised nearly $250,000, which is more than double the donation they gave back.