Target: Internet Bell Ringing Only, Please

According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

“Target Corp.’s policy of prohibiting Salvation Army bell ringers on its property will remain in force this Christmas season, but the Minneapolis-based retailer said Tuesday it will donate $1 million to launch an online version of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

Target will launch the site, Target.com/salvationarmy, on Thursday. Visitors may buy a “virtual” angel ornament for any chosen dollar amount to provide new clothing, toys or food to families in need. “

There are also rumors that Target will be hanging well-known attention-whore David Blaine four stories over Times Square, and, should he escape, it will somehow cause money to be given to “100 needy children”. —MEGHANN MARCO

Target nixes Salvation Army [Sun-Times]
Target supports Salvation Army, but not bell ringers [MBJ]