Home Shopping Network To Stop Using Handicapped-Income Diploma Program
By Abraham McRobotface
NEW YORK—Explaining that the company had always been wary of using its funding platform, the home shopping network HomeDepot announced Tuesday that it would stop using its handicapped-income diploma program. “This year, we will no longer be using HomeDepot’s diploma-granting program,” said HomeDepot CEO Steve Hollings, adding that the company had been able to gain access to a database of thousands of homes through the program, which allowed it to easily locate homes that lacked any electronics necessary for the program to be effective. “It is the company’s long-standing policy to abstain from funding or promoting programs that target the disabled, as we feel the handicapped are a much greater potential market than the general public. We believe that by making this change, we can focus more on the powerful homes that our users know and love.” Hollings added that the company would be doing its best to avoid a repeat of last year, when it was able to gain access to $8 million through the program.