Re: Wal-Mart Commercial
JASON CRUSE (jcruse@DU.EDU)
Wed, 9 Oct 1996 10:53:02 -0600
I'm not surprised at all by the lack of cooperation from the local
Wal-Mart. I used to be a museum director, and was often refused in-kind
donations for local historical projects by Wal-Mart, unless I used the
"veiled threat" approach. "Oh, well, I guess I'll have to go to ----- to
get those things. Lucky I have just enough space in our new flyer to fit
their name in as a sponsor."
At a different Wal-Mart store, however, I was told that persons
interested in donations need to write up a letter of request, including
stock numbers, cost, etc. Keep a copy of the letter. If the Wal-Mart
refuses the request, it is entirely the doing of the local manager (so
I've been told) and a letter or fax to the HQ in Bentonville, Ark, may
change his or her tune, especially if bad publicity is in the wings.
Jason A. Cruse
University of Denver
"Toujours en avant. Si Dieu avait voulu que l'homme reculat, il lui
aurait mis un oeil derriere la tete."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City