Friday, December 10, 2004

The Salvation Army's Leaky Kettle

The Salvation Army's Leaky Kettle: "The Salvation Army's Leaky Kettle
Just when the agency needs more cash, retailers are foiling its fund-raising strategy

These are tough times for the Salvation Army's bell-ringers. On Nov. 25, giant discounter Target Corp. (TGT ) began enforcing a longstanding ban that prevents charities from collecting donations outside its stores. Making an exception for the Salvation Army might force the chain to welcome other charities that don't sit well with customers. The move was a big blow to the nation's largest charity: Last year kettle-ringers outside Target stores collected $9 million, about 10% of the Salvation Army's holiday take. "

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