Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2004]
Target announced this week that Salvation Army bell-ringers will no longer be allowed in front of their stores during the holiday season. The retailer tells
If you believe in the Salvation Army and want to encourage Target to rethink their decision then go to the link above and send them your comment. And forward this email.
The Salvation Army will not be allowed to have their bell-ringers and kettles outside Target stores this Christmas season. I can't think of a better example of the joy of Christmas than the work of The Salvation Army.
Founded in 1865 as a religious and charitable mission, it provided over
Three years ago Wal-Mart restricted soliciting by the Salvation Army & others to
My response is to make Target a "target" to avoid, and when I see the bell-ringers from the Salvation Army at other stores to drop in a little more and tell them that is my contribution for Target.
If you agree, please pass this on.
P. S. Target says they give over $67 million per years to various worthy causes — one of them being sending drops to the contestants of the show
Origins: In 2004, Target announced a new corporate policy that banned Salvation Army collection kettles from its storefronts. The retailer had a
"It's becoming increasingly difficult to have an exception to our policy, so we decided we would have no exceptions," Brookter said. "This year we just said it's time
The Salvation Army's kettle campaign raises up to
Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners often are included.
Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.
Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well, people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems.
Barbara "kettle chip'd" Mikkelson
Last updated: 2 December 2011
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