Let’s take a few variables and do some TARGET math (U.S. only). Assume each state has ten TARGET stores. Each one has an average of 5 lines open, 12 hours a day, servicing one $50.00 purchase every 3 minutes, this would equal about 11 billion dollars a year. Since TARGET donates 5% to charity annually, this would mean their U.S. stores give more than ½ billion dollars a year to the needy.
An independent analysis from 2012 estimates that the church brings in approximately $7 billion annually in tithes and other donations.
So, when the LDS faith donates only $40,000,000 annually to humanitarian causes (less than 0.6% of donations), that amounts to only around 8% of what U.S. TARGET stores alone contribute to the hungry.
TARGET’S main business isn’t taking care of the poor. But shouldn’t that be one of the main objectives for a religion?
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