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The head of a Tucson Catholic charity has turned down a $2,000 donation from Walmart stating the company's effect on the community's small businesses and its low wages. He says he considers the donation "blood money."
Casa Maria is a Catholic charity that offers assistance to the needy in Tucson Arizona in terms of food, shelter, hot showers, personal toiletries, legal services as well as a Medical Mobile Clinic, Job Assistance for Women and a Vaccine Program for pets but their biggest service to the needy in Tucson is through their Free Soup Kitchen.
Wakmart hadoffered the amount as a celebration of opening its newest Tucson store last month. It is widely known for their mal treatment of staff. In the past few weeks, more than a thousand demonstrations ranging from walk-outs to flash mobs have been planned in Walmart stores across country.
Apart from low, wages, Walmart renowned for the amount of hours the employees have to work without compensation. It gives the majority of its employee’s part time work of 28 hours/week or less so they're exempt from paying their employees benefits.