Saturday, November 19, 2011
In church I was surprised to see this note in our bulletin...
~ Our church, St. Peter's, started Mary's House for single mother's. We collect items they need for the babies. The call is for diapers at this time. ~
When we left church I asked my husband about this comment requesting 'that the brand be Walmart's or any other name brand except Target's.' Hubby refreshed me quickly that Target is the one who treated the Salvation Army so poorly & refuses to allow them to collect for the needy at the Target store locations during the holiday shopping season.
~ History ~
I did not realize the following, nor does it matter ... just an FYI. Many people believe that The Salvation Army is as American as apple pie but in actuality it is a global organization with its headquarters in London, England.
It was founded in 1865 in the United Kingdom by William Booth and his wife Catherine as the East London Christian Mission with a quasi-military structure. The theology of the Salvation Army is "mainstream Protestant.
My comment is this ~ the Salvation Army is known for its selfless spending on their organization & leaders who run this organization ... compared to other charities in this country. I was surprised when I got online to see the small salary & expenditures of these marvelous people. I was startled to see how high a % actually goes to '... the people in need' of these collected funds, rather than in the individual pockets of the organization.
I hope you will take note online to personally check out all organizations you donate to & review their expenditures ... especially during the holidays.
I, personally, am very disappointed in Target & will think twice before I shop there.
We will be covering those 'little buns' with diapers for sure. I hope that you will find some 'little buns' to cover, also. We will also help out the Salvation Army as we find a bucket.
Thank you for allowing me to share ...
Posted by Marydon Ford at 12:01 AM