Press # 339
Re: Fw: Target stores refusing to aid Charity
Date: 11/4/2003 8:25:02 PM Eastern Standard Time
Target Stores Refuse To Aid
Vietnam Veterans Association
By Dick Forrey
We asked our local Target
store to be a sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Wall during our spring recognition event. We received
back a reply from Target management that "veterans
do not meet our area of giving. We only donate to the
areas of the arts, social actions, gay and lesbian causes,
My thought: If the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Wall and veterans in general, do not
meet their donation criteria, something is wrong at Target.
We were not asking for thousands of dollars, not even
hundreds, but simply sponsorship of an endorsement for
a memorial remembrance.
follow-up, I E-mailed the corporate headquarters and their
response was the same. Personally, I will NOT be purchasing
anything at Target Stores again. If the Vietnam Veteran
or Veterans in general do not meet their area of giving,
then why should I, as a Vietnam veteran, spend my hard
earned money in their stores?