From The Daily What:
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington got really excited when someone handed them a check for $100,000 this past Spring, but things changed pretty quickly when the anonymous donor revealed their true colors.
“Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls,” the donor later specified in a note, according to SeattleMet. “If you can’t, please return the money.”
The decision reportedly came just as Caitlyn Jenner was introducing herself to the world and news of about her transition was all over the media.
The organization was not about to sacrifice their beliefs for any amount of money, so they decided to return it as requested.
They then set up an Indiegogo campaign in response to the controversy, promoting their policy that the Girls Scouts is #forEVERYGirl and attempting to raise the money back from people who agree with them.
Our vision at Girl Scouts of Western Washington is that EVERY girl in our region — regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or geographic location — is empowered to unleash her potential, build her future and transform her world.
After only one day of fundraising, they surpassed the $100k mark with over 2,000 people contributing to the cause.
They also apparently crashed the site on Monday due to all of the traffic from the story.
The group explained how the money will be used in the description on the site:
Your donation to our #ForEVERYGirl Campaign will go to our financial assistance program and be awarded directly to girls who qualify for the federal free-and-reduced-price meal program at their schools and whose families request help to cover the costs of participating in Girl Scouts.