Thursday, January 21, 2010

Girl Scouts Around the World Reach Out to Their Haitian Sisters

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Haitians and their friends and families as they begin the process of managing the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake. As always, Girl Scouts want to take action to help those in need. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) has issued a list of organizations that are accepting donations for relief efforts to not only help sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, but all Haitians. Below are a couple of items from the list. The complete list of organizations and a list of how Girl Scouts around the world are taking action to help can be found here. It is at times like these that Girl Scouts throughout the world come together in sisterhood and to take action to help those in need. We have seen our Movement rally in support of the victims of natural disasters over the years, and we know that all of us in Girl Scouting will do everything we can to help Haiti and its people in the weeks and months ahead.

Contribute to the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) Haiti Solidarity Fund or the Les Scouts et Guides de France Haiti Fund

Contribute to this year’s World Thinking Day Fund, where WAGGGS is focusing on five specific countries; Haiti, Georgia, Maldives, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The WTD Fund supports the work of WAGGGS globally, it is not exclusively dedicated to Haiti or disaster relief. However, part of the funding raised will go to Haiti in 2010 and specific projects agreed upon by Haiti and WAGGGS. You can find details on the World Thinking Day website.