Before I read their letter I just knew it was an apology. The perspective of a Minnesotan who lives in a town of 13,000 had shown them the error of their ways. Instead I read:
Dear Prof. Harris,
Since I know you’ve been following the American Girl issue I wanted to pass along an updated statement from the company and their partner HomeAid America, a leading national nonprofit provider of housing for today's homeless, is proud of its ongoing partnership with American Girl. Since 2006, we have worked with American Girl on HomeAid's Project Playhouse™, an annual key fundraising event that raises money and awareness for the organization's shelter development program.
As one of our signature partners, American Girl has demonstrated a high-level of commitment and passion to help us with our mission to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. We are pleased to continue our relationship with American Girl and look forward to our next fundraising project with them.
Jeffrey A. Slavin
HomeAid America, Inc.
So, do American Girl and HomeAid America make compelling arguments, or is Project Playhouse,™ a band aid on a scar called Gwen, that isn’t healing homelessness?