After working at Target for eight years and hearing all the complaints three years ago regarding our no-solicitation policy, it really bothers me that we now have people standing outside our buildings requesting signatures for petitions and ignoring Target's request to go elsewhere. These people are one of the reasons we started this policy -- not to stop The Salvation Army. Because it is a "political issue," they have the right to be anywhere. But remember, these people get paid for each signature they get. Do they really care about what you are signing, or do they just want the money?
Target still donates millions to our communities through The Salvation Army, United Way and other programs. Our guests have come to appreciate our distraction-free shopping experience. It's too bad these people won't respect the policy of a major corporation, but want you to sign petitions.