So you’ve survived the bustle of #BlackFriday and made it through another #CyberMonday, and now it’s time for #GivingTuesday. After buying gifts for everyone on your list (and possibly treating yourself), you may be feeling a little shopper’s remorse. The perfect remedy for this is of course to participate in the worldwide day of giving. And while it serves as an excellent reminder of the true reason for the season, remember to consider what each organization is supporting before you give.
For instance, The Salvation Army supports traditional marriage and upholds pro-life values, two stances many groups refuse to take, making it an excellent contribution choice for conservatives. You are probably well-aware of the group’s Red Kettles (or bellringing) tradition, which serves to “raise millions for Salvation Army programs that provide food, shelter, rehabilitation, disaster relief and more for people and families in crisis.”
It seems these are causes any company would be proud to support, but apparently Target thinks otherwise. The retail giant actually banned Salvation Army bell-ringers from their storefronts. The company claimed that after years of allowing the Red Kettle tradition, its no solicitation policy took precedence over the charity. Ironically, Target’s top retail competitor, Walmart, saw fit to allow The Salvation Army fourteen days per year to solicit and now serves as the organization’s largest collection site. Target’s solicitation excuse is weak and yet another reason to take your money #AnywhereButTARGET this Christmas season.
The Salvation Army works year-round to fulfill their mission of “Doing The Most Good.” We encourage you to consider offering your charitable donations to the group on #GivingTuesday, and remember, shop #AnywhereButTARGET to show you do not support the company’s liberal agenda. Join the movement and take the pledge at www.AnywhereButTARGET.com.