target stores have disallowed bell ringers outside their stores this year. i think that is a really bad choice. think they missed the target too? go here.
update: here's the response i received today regarding my email to head office:
"One of our goals has always been to provide our guests with a distraction-free shopping environment in which to shop."
"We determined that if we continue to allow the Salvation Army to solicit, then it opens the door to other groups that wish to solicit our guests."
"...we have encouraged Salvation Army chapters to apply for grants at local Target Stores."
i have informed "Target Executive Offices" that i will not be spending my holiday funds at target this year. i am really disappointed in their response.