MOSES LERMAN BLOG ADMINISTRATOR & EDITOR
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Wal-Mart has become a favorite haunt of every organization legitimate and phoney seeking to hit up custumers for money as they either Enter or Exit the store . Nearly each and every day that I shop at my local WalMart I must face a Guantlet of beggers before I begin my shopping. A good deal of them are bogus outfits, phoney Veteran groups wearing fake army fatigue in order to elicit money from you & me as we attempt to walk into or exit the store.I feel intimidated as I try to make my way into the store.It’s not right they cover each & every Exit and Entrance to the store including the special door that’s reserved to bring on the shopping carts from the parking lot. Now I’m not an heartless selfish individual I givaway plenty to chari….If you doubt me send me a self addressed envelope & I will send you the documentation .Target &K-Mart Refuses these charities on their premises.I like most WalMart custumers shop there to save money not to give it away..these Organizations would be better served if they set up their tents so to speak by Neiman Marcus where the clientele has more money than the poor Wal-Mart shoppers. Now I called and talked to Walmart Corporate Headquarters & they assured me that only The korean War Veterans, Girl Scouts,and one other organizations would be out in front of their store fronts,with the exception of The Salvation Army at Christmas season would be allowed there & then at only one entrance,I told them thats still 3 organizations to much Although I welcomed any change in policy on this issue no matter how little. However there is still a question remaining in some folks minds as who at WalMart Central determines which charity is worthy to be allowed to set up shop in front off of their local WalMarts leaving some to wonder why is my Church or Temple not permitted to collect in front of Walmart while others are. I’m well reconized by face if not name as at my local WalMart I’m there every morning at 7am sharp. I often joke that WalMart is my haberdashier.I buy everything that I need there from clothes to food you name it..but guess what? If this policy continues I will go shop elsewhere. From the loss of my purchases alone they’d be a looser..After only one day after WalMart corporate that the suits gave me their word that it woudl no longer occur ..they were back. This time 2 exits monopolized for fund my trip to Italy at 1 exit & fund my trip to Disney World Also at the checkout register They hit you up for money they want to go on T.V.& brag “look what we collected “Hey WalMart you want to come across a charitable place donate your own corporate money & leave your customers alone..This has to stop or they will continue to loose more patrons.