NFL/World Vision Part II?
Posted on February 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm
I’m interested in whether or not the NFL will again donate the 100,000 items with logo of the team that lost the SuperBowl to World Vision.
Last year’s donation ignited a huge debate that got World Vision into a public image nightmare. To see the list of 70 blog posts written on the topic as well as links to World Vision’s responses see this blog’s post Tracking the World Vision/NFL Shirt Donation Controversy.
I personally wrote several posts on the topic including:
So I’m extremely curious to see if any of this had an impact on World Vision’s actions. Thus far I’ve only been able to find two articles related to the topic. The first is from Mental-floss stating:
“A representative for World Vision said they’re not sure where the donated Giants/Patriots gear will be going this year. Once they get the product and take inventory, they’ll get in touch with their foreign staff and see who needs what where.”
From this it looks like all the bad publicity from last year has not changed World Vision’s practices. It appears that the only change it may have had is on their PR approach. When asked about the clothing from the Bowl Championship Series World Vision had this to say:
World Vision could not confirm whether it will be receiving this year’s BCS apparel. A spokesperson for World Vision said the organization has gotten college bowl apparel in the past but could not comment further.
So which countries will receive life saving donations of “World Champion New England Patriot” t-shirts this year?
Here’s World Vision’s blog post in response to this one World Vision and sports-related product donations
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