Relief for Girl Scouts of Japan
Help Girl Scout Sisters in Japan
The devastating events in Japan have left many of our Girl Scouts and their families profoundly shaken, and asking the council for guidance in what they can do to help their Girl Scout sisters in Japan and their families. Girl Scouts of the USA has issued these guidelines and suggestions.
In light of the severity of the events in Japan, the policy that prohibits Girl Scouts from raising money for other organizations has been temporarily suspended. To contribute to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts, you can make an online donation to the newly established Girl Scouts of Japan Relief Efforts. 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 other natural disasters over the years, and will continue to do everything we can to help our sister Girls Scouts of Japan in the weeks and months ahead.
Make checks payable to Girl Scouts of the USA and send to:
Girl Scouts of the USA-Fund Development
P.O. Box 5046
New York, NY 10087-5046
Memo: Girl Scouts of Japan relief efforts
Expression of Friendship
Girls are also encouraged to send expressions of friendship to their sister Girl Scouts in Japan by making origami cranes (Sadako). For instructions, see YouTube videos. The Girl Scouts of Japan made and mailed thousands of these cranes to the United States as an expression of peace and friendship after the September 11th tragedy.
Mail cranes to:
USAGSO - West Pacific
HQ USARJ/9th TSC
APO, AP 96343-5005