Report: Costco Stores Reject Gun Store’s Donation to Children’s Miracle Network
Costco stores in Citrus Heights, and Roseville, California, allegedly rejected a 500 donation for the Childrens Miracle Network because the donation came from a gun store.
Townhall.com reports that the donation was originally rejected by a Citrus Heights Costco, redirected to a Roseville Costco, then rejected by the Roseville location as well.
The donation came from the Sacramento Black Rifle SBR gun store. SBR generously gives to the Childrens Miracle Network via the wholesale retailer and they get a banner in the store in return. But this years donation to the Citrus Heights Costco was allegedly returned and the SBR banner was removed.
SBR manager Nick Armstrong said he was initially told problems arose after a Costco employee complained. He said he was later told it was a customer complaint.
Armstrong said word of the Citrus Heights rejection spread and representatives from Roseville Costco approached to say they would gladly take the donation for Childrens Miracle Network. He shifted the donation to them only to have them return it with a letter saying, Pursuant to Costco Wholesales Regional Office direction. Enclosed please find your company check for 500.00 made out to COSTCO WHSE 00 representing a refund of your CMN banner donation made to Roseville Costco on April 3rd, 2018.
SBR owner Rob Adams said his store has given 500 a year to the Childrens Miracle Network through Costco for the past five years, but this year the money is suddenly unwanted.
Townhall reports that a Costco in Reno, Nevada, likewise rejected a 500 Childrens Miracle Network gift from SBR this year.
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