Target claims to give back more than $2 million dollars per week to "education, the arts, and social services" ... wonderful. More power to them. But that doesn't really replace the $9 million dollars the Salvation Army acquires totally for itself in the month of December outside Target's doors, now does it? More charities should stand in the cold and receive their gifts directly from the public rather than through a sanitized uniform giving corporate program. Perhaps then more charities would have the Salvation Army's track record and do as much good.
Target has a history of making an exception in its solicitation policy for the Salvation Army. I highly doubt they will ever see a lawsuit for making that exception. And if, by chance, it happens they should be salavating for the opportunity to squash the litigation furthering the precedents already set by the Salvation Army in court.
Some people have more time than money. Others have more money than time. You do your fellow citizens and freepers a disservice by discouraging them from voting with their dollars as well as their time. If they can ring a bell, more power to them. If they can put a dollar in the kettle, that is an equally valuable gift. Don't insult a giver or spit on his gifts.
posted on 12/12/2004 11:47:30 PM PST
(It's all about sharing the Weather)
quit making excuses for hypocrisy.
And I love how some freepers think they have the right to tell a business how it should run and put itself at risk of litigation - hell, it's not their money or their business, so they can be as brave and magnanimous as they keyboards let them, because they don't have anything at risk.
Target should do this, target should do that, blah blah blah - hey, if they get sued I don't lose anything - they can spare the millions in court costs fighting for a cause *I* believe in...
posted on 12/13/2004 8:47:15 AM PST
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