You see, along with loving Forever 21, I also love animals. That's why I'm disappointed that the clothing store is donating money to an organization that fails to help animals, year after year. It may come as a shock to you that I don't like the Humane Society of the United States, but here's the deal folks...HSUS isn't your local shelter and they certainly aren't caring for animals. In fact, of the $100 million plus they receive each year, less than one-half of 1% goes to actually caring for animals in need. If you want to learn more about HSUS, check out HumaneWatch, for truthful information and facts you don't want to miss.
Here's a photo of sign posted at a Forever 21, shared by a friend today. You know, the false hope given in the last claim "We & all of our furry friends sincerely thank you!" is just the icing on the cake for this organization. As a loyal Forever fan until now, I will not be supporting this store, knowing that only 1 penny of each $1 donation helps animals. So where does the other 99 cents go? To the benefit of lobbyists and smooth talkers, and we know they need all the help they can get, right?
As I sit here (wearing a Forever 21 shirt, ironically) writing this blog, I urge you to please help me tell Forever 21 what you think of this promotion. If you're truly wanting to help animals in need, donate to your local shelter. My family is doing just that as we welcome another dog into our family this month, through an adoption at our local shelter! I'll be sure to take lots of photos when we get her home!!
For now, please send your comments to Forever 21’s Facebook page, tweet them @Forever21_tweets, leave your thoughts on their website or call customer service at 888-494-3837. And let your friends know to do the same, via Facebook, Twitter, email, text or phone.
I hope Forever 21 decides to respond to our concerns, but until then...here are a few pics of my favorite Forever 21 clothes, you can be assured I won't be buying any new items from them anytime soon.
|Blue dress from Forever 21, puppy not included|
|Pink dress from Forever 21 (and odds are the other two are wearing something from Forever, too!)|
|Black & White Dress from Forever 21, crown sold separately and baby not included|
|At least three of these four dresses from Forever 21|
|Black dress from Forever 21|
|Multi color dress and black shirt AND yellow earrings from Forever 21|
|Yellow dress from Forever 21, Crayola accessories for Halloween costume not included|
|Black tank with satin roses from Forever 21|
|Purple tank with ruffles from Forever 21|
|Orange button-up shirt and teal shirt from Forever 21|