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  • Susan Steinberg
    FYI - If your girls would like to contribute. FROM:    Kathy Cloninger, National CEO, GSUSA RE:          Fundraising for Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 24, 2010
      FYI - If your girls would like to contribute.
      FROM:    Kathy Cloninger, National CEO, GSUSA

      RE:          Fundraising for Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

      The outpouring of support for the people of Haiti in the wake of the
      devastating earthquake last week has been remarkable, and Girl Scouts across
      the country have pitched in to help in many different ways. We know,
      however, that after natural disasters like these, sending funds is often the
      best way to help.

      Given the catastrophic events in Haiti, the Executive Committee unanimously
      adopted, and the National Board this morning ratified, the following:

      THAT the Executive Committee of Girl Scouts of the USA's National Board of
      Directors, on the National Board's behalf, adopts a special rule of order to
      allow girl members to engage in activities, which may include the direct
      solicitation of money, from January 14 through September 8, 2010, to support
      emergency relief for the January 12 earthquake disaster in Haiti.  Monies
      raised shall be contributed only to organizations on the approved list of
      agencies (listed below); additions to the list shall be approved by the
      National President and CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.

      This now makes it possible for our girls to raise much needed funds for
      relief efforts in Haiti. Please take note that the money our girls raise can
      be contributed only to those agencies on the list below. Much of Haiti is in
      ruins and a second major earthquake struck the country on Wednesday. The
      loss of life and suffering has been heartbreaking. I hope that this action
      by the National Board will serve as yet another opportunity for all of us as
      a Movement to do what we can to help the people of Haiti in their time of


      ·        The American Red Cross
            The American Red Cross is accepting donations through its
      International Response Fund.

      ·        Pan American Development Foundation
            The foundation is encouraging people to donate through its Web site at

      ·        UNICEF
      UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti
      Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.

      ·        Oxfam
            You can donate to online at Oxfam America at www.oxfamamerica.org.

      ·        Save The Children
            Save the Children has launched an emergency relief effort for Haiti,
            Donate to Save the Children.

      ·        Mercy Corps
            Donate online, call 1-888-256-1900 or send checks to:
            Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Fund
            Dept NR
            PO Box 2669
            Portland, OR 97208

      ·        Doctors Without Borders
            Doctors Without Borders has set up clinics to treat people in Haiti.
      Donate to Doctors
            Without Borders.

      ·        The UN World Food Programme
            The UN World Food Programme is gathering all available resources to
            food to the recently homeless and impoverished in Haiti. Donations can
            made through www.wfp.org/donate/haiti

      ·        CARE
            CARE is deploying emergency team members to Port-au-Prince to assist
      in recovery
            efforts. It's focusing its efforts on rescuing children who may still
      be trapped in schools
            that collapsed. Donate to CARE

      ·        The International Rescue Committee
            The International Rescue Committee is deploying an emergency response
      team to Haiti.
            Donate to the IRC Haiti Crisis Fund.

      ·        World Vision
            World Vision has more 370 staff members in the Haiti. Donate to World

      ·        United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
            This fund is used for emergencies like the earthquake in Haiti. Donate

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    • RJ Herbison
      Thanks Susan!
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 24, 2010
        Thanks Susan!
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