Got this in an email, i had heard something about Target stores being corporate bastards, not sure if this is entirely true, but maybe someone else can shed some light on the subject if anymore info is know to be factual in this matter. Subject: target stores > > > > Very interesting!!!!!! > > > > 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, > > > > TARGET 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! > > > > And, 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" > > > > Sincerely, > > Dick Forrey > > Veterans Helping Veterans > > > > Please send this on to everyone you know to let Target know we now know >they should truly be a target of boycott!!!!!!