Friday, December 04, 2015

After All The Bad News, I Need Some Good...

A while ago I shared the story of Amaya, and her two dads, who featured in a recent issue of American Girl magazine. Amaya was featured in the magazine because she wanted to share her story of being fostered by, and then legally adopted by, Rob and Reece Scheer, and how she was inspired to do charity work in support of other foster kids because she felt so lucky to have a family.

Well, those wacky One Million Moms Seventy-Four-Thousand Moms called for a boycott of American Girl Doll — and its parent company, Mattel — and their magazine because of The Gay. And, well, those One Million Moms Seventy-Four-Thousand Moms and their boycott worked …

Due to the rampant homophobia of those “moms” Amaya’s story went viral. She and her family, and by association, American Doll, were everywhere, being talked about and interviewed and featured in all kinds of other news sources online and in print; even Ellen was talking Amaya and the boycott that never was ….

You see, Comfort Cases, the charity Amaya and her dads, as well as her other three adopted siblings, founded, is ending 2015 on an up note:
 Comfort Cases held its annual Holiday Packing Party on November 21, assembling 500 more cases than the previous year, a 70% increase.
 The total number of cases collected and distributed in 2015 topped 10,000 — 4,000 more than 2014, and an increase of 65%.
 With contributions coming in from all over the world, monetary donations to Comfort Cases will triple what they were in 2014. That’s up 300%!
So, it looks like those boycotts that the One Million Moms Seventy-Four-Thousand Moms are so fond of starting actually work … just not in the way those bigots intended.
story and photos via Designer Daddy
Comfort Cases

4 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

h8 will ALWAYS backfire; love will ALWAYS win!

the dogs' mother said...

:-)) So nice to have good news. What a wonderful
and special family!

Mark in DE said...

Thanks for sharing this positive news!

Mitchell is Moving said...

I wonder if I should send a thank-you note to 74K Moms...