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Old 09-19-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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Any businesses that give back to the community?

I know there are some, and then there are some that say they do. What experience have you all had where you see companies returning something to the community?

I believe an obvious is Gordon Hartman

McDonalds
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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Target isn't an SA business, but they return money to the community. I know Chick-Fil-A donates a lot of proceeds to local schools when they have 'Spirit Nights' and so does Panda Express.

ETA--Valero raises a lot of money for Children's Miracle Network, United Way, MDA, and the MS foundation. They also encourage their employees to volunteer their time on many local causes--Habitat for Humanity is one that comes to mind, but there are many.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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Sapphire, how does Target return to the community? I know they say they do but I have not personally seen it. Just wondering.


Chick Fil A - you are right, they are all about community support!
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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If you have a Target CC, you can link your child's school to it, and when you use your card, a portion of the sales go directly to the school. That's one way, but I know they are a generous company. I bought a brand new bread machine from Target--at Goodwill--they donate a ton of merchandise to them to sell.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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I'm not gonna say where I work,
but every 3-6 months my company does something to help poor people in San Antonio, like volunteer for Habitat for humanity to build houses.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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If you have a Target CC, you can link your child's school to it, and when you use your card, a portion of the sales go directly to the school. That's one way, but I know they are a generous company. I bought a brand new bread machine from Target--at Goodwill--they donate a ton of merchandise to them to sell.

I stand corrected, I knew both of these and forgot each one. With the economy I have not used my credit card in such a long time! Makes me want to shop.... (just kidding)
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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Oh, I guess the cynical people will say it's a write-off for Target to donate to Goodwill, but they could just as easily destroy the merchandise and no one benefits from it. At least Goodwill is a place that employs people who would otherwise have a difficult time finding a job. I don't think Target is evil at all for donating, tax write-off or not. They are helping in a very tangible way.
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Some of the largest employers in the city provide community support through foundations and trusts.

Valero Energy Foundation donates $2.5 million to UTSA - San Antonio Business Journal:

Children's Shelter gets $80,000 from USAA Foundation - San Antonio Business Journal:

Whataburger foundation awards record number of scholarships | Human Resources (HR) | QSR Web

OLLU benefits from $1 million AT&T Foundation grant - San Antonio Business Journal:

SPURS: Spurs Foundation Funds 15 Local Charities

Frost Bank donates $100,000 to Texas A&M - San Antonio Business Journal:
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