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Kmart Cares?

My wife and I are hosting Scrap Pink, a national event hosted by independent retail scrapbooking stores, and we are seeking donations.  An upscale restaurant, ATRIA'S, is donating dinner on both Saturday and Sunday.  A local pizza place down the road, Ollie's Pizza, is donating lunch for each day, and Trax Farm, a huge farmers market, donated a gift card that we used to buy dessert.

In the McDowell shops in McMurray, PA (where our store is located) there is a large Kmart.  I used to walk there to buy lunch and one day in the bag I found four of these pink, rubber bands (which we use as bracelets), and stamped on them is the phrase K Cares.  The pink is for the cause to find a cure for breast cancer.  Now, Scrap Pink is also about the cause. $10.00 from each person who signs up for the event goes directly to the Susan G. Komen foundation.  So we thought it would be a good idea to talk to the manager of the local Kmart to see if we could get some kind of donation.  We didn't want much.  Perhaps just enough of those Kmart cares bracelets to hand out at our store's event.  Alas, the manager is an asshole.  He didn't bother to actually meet us in person.  Over the in-store phone he told one of the employees who called his office that they save their donations for other, larger causes.

So does Kmart really care about anything?  I tend to think not.  And we used to buy all the soft drinks and candy for the store from this Kmart for our customers to enjoy when they come to crop.  I say we used to because we're no longer associating ourselves with any Kmart and we'll be sure to tell our many customers about what happened.  Maybe they'll think before they shop and, knowing Kmart doesn't care, decide to shop somewhere else.

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