New Jewel Osco charitable solicitation policy hurts local nonprofits
WHEATON – When Sam Maggio walked into a Wheaton Jewel Osco the morning of July 5, he had high hopes. But due to a new company-wide policy, his hopes and those of many other nonprofits have been dampened.
Maggio is an organizer for the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Wheaton, an organization for veterans who have won the purple heart for wounds suffered in combat.
Several times a year, he and other volunteers go to the Jewel Osco on Main Street to collect donations, which they use to fund other charitable causes, such as the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Maggio said that the collections at Jewel alone brought in $7,000 last year.
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