July 2nd, 2006  

Topic: Target

Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army ring their bells in front of their stores?

Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.

"Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud
sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our
spring recognition event.

We received the following reply
from the local TARGET management:
" Veterans do not meet our
area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action
groups, gay & lesbian causes, and education."

So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and
veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria,
then something is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were
not asking for thousands of dollars, not ! even hundreds, just
a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.

As a follow-up, I E-mailed the TARGET U.S. Corporate
Headquarters and their response was the same.
That's their
national policy.

Then I looked into the company further.
They will not allow
the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of their
stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment, they would
not allow families of employees who were called up for
active duty to continue their insurance coverage while
they were on military service. Then as I dig further,

is a French-owned corporation

Now, I'm! thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American
Veterans, then why should my family and I support their
stores by spending our hard earned American dollars!

have their profits sent to France.

Without the American
Vets, where would France be today?

"They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch Marks"

Dick Forrey
Veterans Helping Veterans

Please send this on to everyone you know
to let Target know

we don't need them either !
July 2nd, 2006  
The Cooler King

And it's Reichsmarks not Deutsch Marks.
July 2nd, 2006  
I would suggest forwarding this to "O'Reilly Show"

He would love to share it with his audience!
July 3rd, 2006  
thanks for the link Cooler Kind. and i know its Reichsmarks. i didnt know if the guy got it wrong or what
July 3rd, 2006  
The Cooler King
No problem. Snopes is a great site for busting myths.
July 3rd, 2006  
Where I work I have to do a lot with sponsors as well. But what's is wrong with saying "no". You ask somebody a question and they are entitled to say "no". What if it isn't their target group and they son't want to spend their money on this group..... I've have heard "no" on numerous occasions while looking for sponsors and I never incited for a boycot after the negative result.
The fact that it is some French plot to deny American Vets (or anything American for that matter) some money is about as ridiculous as it is unfounded.

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