Skip to comments.American Girl's gifts to agency lead school to scrap show [Catholic school takes a stand]
Posted on 10/30/2005 6:15:05 AM PST by Diago
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Some politicians entangled in this too! Maybe we can unelect them.
Because of the publicity this is getting it is very important that folks call and complain. This is a big, big test of the strength of the pro-life movement:
Call 1-800-845-0005 to complain.
Thanks for the ping!
Uh oh. Someone else needs to cancel a show:
Long Island school and educational programs calendar
An American Girl Fashion Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6 at 11 a.m. and at 4 p.m. in Our Lady of Hope School, Middle Village, Queens. The show is co-sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Lindenhurst, and Our Lady of Hope School. The show will feature both historical and contemporary fashions. Proceeds will benefit the two schools. For tickets and information call Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parents Association, 631-884-2960.
The school hopes to raise $10,000 to $30,000. An internet campaign to donate a few bucks seems to be in order:
"Organizers had planned to mail invitations to more than 20,000 American Girl doll owners in a wide region. They had hoped to raise at least $10,000 - and perhaps $30,000 or more - through ticket and raffle sales, business sponsorships, and a percentage of sales of American Girl's dolls, books, clothes and other products, said the event's co-chairwomen, Marisa Beffel of Brookfield and Catherine Valentyn of the town of Brookfield."
Father Frank Malloy
18000 W. Greenfield Ave.
Brookfield, WI 53045-6615
Good for them. I wish more Catholics, including Catholic politicians, would actually be taught, believe and stand up for what the Church teaches, rather than work for the opposite.
Does anyone have the contact information for the parish that stood up to American Girl? They are the ones I want to contact and congratulate. Their integrity is not for sale? I am so impressed.
OK -- now the contact info is posted. Freepers, we need to write letters of support to this parish. And they were going to use the money for a playground. I think I will send them a donation, too. Courageous integrity is an uncommon virtue, and they sacrificed a lot to stand by their principles. Very cool.
Additional contact info:
Rev. Francis X. Malloy, email@example.com
Rectory: (262) 782.0032 phone
(262) 782.6057 fax
I am faxing a letter -- they can post it and encourage many.
Woo Hoo! BUMP!
Mattel Chairman Bob Eckert - Jules.Andres@mattel.com
American Girl President Ellen Brothers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Relations Susan Jevens - email@example.com
Subject Line: Girls Inc. support and ultimate loss of business
Dear Mr. or Mz xxx,
How did your company make such a gross business miscalculation? Im sure youll stand your ground and make public statements to the effect it has not had a negative impact on your business. But it will. You know it will take some time to show up in your bottom line.
Actually Id like to thank you for your side by side stand with Girls Inc. It has allowed me to reopen a dialogue with my three daughters. Each daughter has several of your dolls.
They have all three decided to ceremoniously throw them away. Not sell, them not give them away but to destroy them.
Here are the demographics.
Daughter #1 Honor student (freshman) at xxx University studying to be an elementary teacher.
Daughter #2 National Merit Scholar and a senior in High School. Being courted by Ivy League Universities.
Daughter #3 Freshman in high school and right on their heels academically.
They all three find your monetary and public support of abortion and lesbian sexual orientation as unacceptable. They feel you are now directly responsible for great harm to females in general.
Enough said. Look for your products in trash cans throughout the United States and elsewhere. What an INCREDIBLE blunder on your part. Whoever made this marketing decision needs to be canned. Your company will suffer because of it.
My City, My State
Oooh rah! I love that kind of talk.
Especially when it is backed up with actions.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757-4989
Rectory Telephone Number: 631-226-7725
Rectory Fax Number: 631-225-9597
Pastor: Rev. Monsignor Daniel S. Hamilton
Monsignor Hamilton is very straight arrow and may cancel as more complaints come in.
Very good news, will ping it out later.
People like Good News!
Good for Father Malloy. Well said.
BTW, yesterday was our daughter's 10th birthday. On previous birthdays, we had given her gifts from AG. Not this year.
And Christmas isn't looking very likely, either.
The text of Father Malloy's message in the parish bulletin. Its PDF:
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