Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation

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SEATTLE (June 30, 2015) — The Girl Scouts of Western Washington says it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn’t be used to support transgender girls.

The group sent back the money in late May after the donor had asked that the gift be returned unless the group guaranteed that it would not be used to benefit transgender girls.

The local Girl Scouts council set up a crowdfunding campaign Monday asking for help to fill the gap. By midday Tuesday, more than $170,000 in donations had poured in.

The group’s vice president of marketing, Kate Dabe, says they’ve been astounded by the support. Dabe says the money will help girls join a troop, go to camp or participate in other activities.

She declined to share details about the donor, citing privacy concerns.

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