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June 23, 2011
Kathy Cloninger, National CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA
We are devastated by the catastrophe in Japan and, on a personal level, are deeply concerned about our sisters there, the Girl Scouts of Japan. USA Girl Scouts Overseas has served American military and civilian families in Japan for many years, and has extremely close ties with Girl Scouts of Japan. In fact, many of our overseas troops and Girl Scouts of Japan are sister troops. We have received many calls from Girl Scouts around the country asking how to help and are happy to report that the policy that prohibits Girl Scouts from raising money for other organizations has been temporarily suspended.
To date we have raised over $125,000 for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting donations for the Girl Scouts of Japan Relief Efforts however you can make an online donation to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund which supports Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting around the world. At times like these, Girl Scouts throughout the world come together in sisterhood to help those in need. We have seen our Movement rally in support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters over the years, and will continue to do everything we can to help our sister Girls Scouts and Girl Guides of Japan and in over 144 nations around the world. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make checks payable to Girl Scouts of the USA:
Girl Scouts of the USA-Fund Development
P.O. Box 5046
New York, NY 10087-5046