Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Target in my sights

From fox news.....

"Holiday shoppers at Target this year will notice something a little different — no ringing bells. The discount retailing giant has decided this year not to allow the red kettles and volunteers to collect donations near its stores, despite the Salvation Army’s 113-year history of doing so during the holiday season.

Citing a long-standing corporate policy banning solicitation, Target stated: "If we continue to allow the Salvation Army to solicit, then it opens the door to other groups that wish to solicit our guests."

I will not be spending any money there or at any of this places.

The charity is already ringing away without the help of Best Buy and Home Depot, which have similar fund-raising bans.

And while Target does donate millions to charity annually, it's getting more attention for silencing the iconic bells.

The local target which has one entrance has a huge store front that is not used. Probably 80 percent of the store front is not used at all. There is enough room to park large blood buses, a few salvation army folks, and 1000 girl scouts selling cookies.

This article really changed my view of several corporations.

Last time i was in walmart, they had a guy collecting money for abused children (i think they were his), know i know why i do not see any thing like that at these other places.

While the salvation army may not be the most efficient way to give money, according to some, it is still better than not giving.

The only reason why target gives millions to charity is because they get a tax break, you take that incentive to give away, and you will see where they put their money.


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