Skip to comments.Corporations Telling Salvation Army to Stay Away
Posted on 12/10/2005 2:02:21 PM PST by chemicalman
They've become as much a holiday tradition as wreaths and egg nog -- the Salvation Army bell ringers you see around town. But Salvation Army officials say it's getting harder and harder to find places to ring their bells, and it is costing them big.
The Salvation Army says it's getting harder each year to find major businesses willing to allow bell ringers to stand outside their business. Over the past few years, Target, Barnes and Noble, Home Depot and Toys R Us have removed bell ringers from their property. All of those stores had a large customer base willing to drop change into a big red kettle. Nationwide, that's a lot of change that Salvation Army is no longer receiving.
"It's a little more difficult this year," admitted Maj. Mark Satterlee, Salvation Army. "We've had more and more corporations that have decided not to allow the Salvation Army to ring in front of their stores this year, and that always makes it a little more difficult at the local level."
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After all I seen the Salvation Army do for Louisiana and Mississippi after these past hurricanes, they need the help. Shame on these corporations.
I didn't know about home depot
The companies that ban the Salvation Army should understand
that we're making a list and checking it twice,and those names on that list will be boycotted by many.....
I feel that anyone who denys the Salvation Army a spot for their bell ringers should be banned. I also feel that people in the areas should write a letter to the editor and explain why you won't shop at a store that won't permit a bell ringer...
If there are enough people in an area, and if you can get a paper to do it, buy a full page ad and explain why you won't shop at a store that won't allow a bell ringer
SA is one of the most efficient charity organizations in the country. They have a long heritage of serving the poor and downtrodden. I admire them for their unswerving dedication to charitable goals. They are one of my charities. I give to them directly as I do BSA.
I would like someone to explain to me why these large stores and corporations are behaving in this way.
Business is feeling that they are more giving than charity.
What a concerning thought that Government and business tote the same attitude.
All that can be said is "Seasons Greetings" without malice.
If you know a teacher, tell him/her to take a religious exemption from forced union dues. The money can go to a charity --- like the Salvation Army.
" Shame on these corporations."
They have no shame.
I've been mailing bigger donations to the Salvation Army and not shopping at those stores banning them. I hope others are doing likewise.
The Newport Mall in Jersey City (A simon properties mall) had a Salvation Army fellow there today. He was inside too, which was nicer for him.
Didn't give any money today, as I had no small bills, except what I needed to pay their ridiculous parking fee, but hopefully he'll be there throughout the shopping season, so I'll get him next time.
"I am donating to the Savation Army exclusivly from now on"
Me too. I crossed the United Way off my list some time ago.
"I am donating to the Salvation Army exclusively from now on."
Your money will be well spent, that you can be sure of.
The Salvation Army has been attacked ever since it has decided against providing domestic partner benefits for its homosexual and unmarried employees in 2001.
We've abandoned any and all charities that sell out the Boy Scouts, deny Christian activities, promote the mental disease of homosexuality, or have anything to do with the anti American democratic party.
As you can imagine, our givings list is short... The Salvation Army is the one organization that we trust and enable with our dollars, to do the right thing.
Did you know that Home Depot enables illegal immigrant labor by setting aside pick-up areas for them?
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