It seems the people at Target decided against allowing the Salvation Army's Christmas Bellringers to solicit us for donations this year! They claim that if they allow the Salvation Army to do it, they will open the flood gates for every other charity out there.
Shall we boycott Target?
The Salvation Army states they will lose 10% of their take-in without Target Stores. Officials are trying to seek other options (Marsh Supermarkets have allowed the Bellringers to start 3 weeks early...Marsh Rocks!).
If I was a head honcho at Wally World (Walmart), I'd personally hand deliver a check to the charity doubling Target's would-be take-in ;) (It's the devil in me...heehee). Who knows.... this move may wipe Tar-ghe' out, seeing as how all the Christian-like folks are all fired up over the election and all....
Turning away a charity like the Salvation Army?? Are they just insane people running that place?! And at Christmas? Sheesh...talk about shooting one in one's own foot......
Did you know: The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in the United Kingdom as The Christian Mission. It took on its current name in 1878.
I wrote in a previous entry (which I'm too lazy to go look for right now) about my volunteer work--to teach my kid there are always people in the world worse off than you--I deliver blankets on cold nights to homelesspeople on the streets, most of whom I see again on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the Salvation Army.
Most are Veterans.
Real smooth move, Target.