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Smart Retailer columnist Jennifer Raines is working on a feature article about the charitable-giving strategies employed by small-business owners who are besieged by usually well-intended but seemingly endless requests for donations. Look for that article in an upcoming issue of Smart Retailer.

In the meantime … here are several of the quotes from our survey of retailers. We’ll leave the names off, and we’re not going to edit (much). We’ll just let you read, learn and enjoy.