Kimberly-Clark-Huggies Products Complaint - Boycott refuses needs of special needs children

Review by one voice can make a difference on 2007-02-26
I volunteer for a special education school. The needs of these children exceeds their regular school districts special ed programs. Since most are in diapers much longer than neurotypical children I went to them for support of an upcoming school fundraiser. I requested a gift basket of products or coupons for giveaway bags. Our average donor gives $25.00. We are 501(c)3 non-profit. Kimberly-Clark gave me a resounding no in less than 24 hrs. If you have a little one please boycott Huggie products.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-02-27
Posted by Nohandle on 2007-02-26:
I applaud you for your volunteer work and know you really make a difference in this school. Many times these children and their special needs are forgotten. Sometimes these companies are overwhelmed with requests and finally say "no" to all requests, choosing instead to make donations to a particular charity, or a number of charities, who in turn will dispense the products where the charity feels it is needed most. Is there a possibility this is what happened here?
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-02-27:
It's great that you're doing what you're doing, but before you condemn a company for not donating, do a little research first, please? From the Kimberly-Clark website: At Kimberly-Clark, making a difference extends beyond our famous brands. Every day we celebrate the spirit of giving by taking care of and giving care to our employees and communities, and to causes that strengthen the world’s families.

The United Way of America recognized K-C’s commitment to improving lives in local communities in 2005 with its highest tribute for corporate community involvement – the Spirit of America Summit Award.

From supporting local charities in our hometowns to nurturing our partnerships with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, UNICEF, United Way of America and YMCA of the USA, to responding to natural disasters, Kimberly-Clark cares for the health, hygiene and well-being of people every day, everywhere.
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-02-27:
As mentioned, it's very noble of you to do what you do for such a good cause, but to slam a company on the net for not donating is tacky, or worse. Should the next company you approach take this into consideration when they make their decision to give? Some may consider this extortive, others may want no part of your charity now. Either way, bad move on your part. Two thumbs down!
Posted by bill on 2007-02-27:
I totally agree with the everyone here, especially slim. To ask us to boycott KC because they didn't donate to YOUR charity is at best rude, at worst exortive.

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