Probably BP now heads most lists of most hated businesses in America right now, but lately Wal-Mart is right up there at or near the top of every such list I've seen for the last several years. The Albuquerque Journal puts out a little "Business Outlook" tabloid every Monday. That part isn't on line so I can't provide a link, but today's issue provided these facts: New Mexico nonprofits received $380K in Walmart grants in the past week including: --Cancer Services of NM - $25,000 --Economic Council Helping Others Inc. food bank - $25,000 --Heart Gallery of NM (older children foster children adoption agency) - $25,000 --La Familia Medical Center (providing medical services to the poor) - $50,000 --NM Wildlife Association - $25,000 --Roadrunner Foodbank - $75,000 --Special Olympics - $25,000 --The Storehouse (another food/thrift bank) - $30,000 --Association of Food Banks - $100,000 In the fiscal year ending Jan 31, 2010 Walmart and its foundation donated more than $5.8 million to NM to N.M. organizations including $315,000 it helped collect as donations for worthy causes. --Albuquerque Journal - Business Outlook - Page 3 Now if Wal-mart does that in our relatively sparsely populated state, I imagine it does much more in your state. Is any other major corporation doing this kind of public service? What's to hate?