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Wal-Mart Makes Good With Andre Johnson Foundation Children's Charity

May 20, 2008 – 3:45 PM
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Stephanie Stradley

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Last week, I shared a story about Wal-Mart revoking their promise to help Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson's charity. As Johnson's attorney explained:

[P]roblems arose after Johnson paid nearly $26,000 retail for hundreds of children's bicycles to be given away during an annual Foundation sponsored event featuring food, music, and festivities for under-privileged children in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The bicycle purchase was to include free ice and water for the children. Wal-Mart was unable to supply all the various sizes of bicycles ordered and a Wal-Mart employee then revoked the ice and water offer without notice, citing the smaller number of delivered bicycles, even though Wal-Mart was responsible for the shortage.

After this screwup was made known to the Wal-Mart powers that be, they agreed to make good with AJ's Foundation. They are providing 400 free bicycles, cash donations to charity, and free ice, water and food for the next event for 1500 children. Everybody ends up winning, except probably the Wal-Mart employee who decided it was a good idea to withhold ice and water for a kids' charity event.

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