I think it's time for people who are annoyed by solicitors in malls or other retail stores to email the corporate headquarters or speak to the manager. If enough customers speak up, the offending group or all solicitors could be banned. Target has a no solicitation policy outside the store. I now shop at Target instead of Walmart. I got especially fed up when a group of kids from an affluent parochial boys' school stood outside Walmart with a handmade cardboard sign "Raffel tickets for ". No thanks-if these kids are in an expensive private high school and still can't spell raffle, it's a lost cause.
Kids standing out in the street and weaving in and out of traffic is also a turnoff-the parents can't find any way to fund the activity except putting their kids out in the street to beg for $?
We have had a well dressed young boy come to our door asking us to buy for a fundraiser for his brand new elementary school funded by a multimillion $ bond issue-our school is new and we don't have as many nice things as the other schools in the neighborhood!
I don't see anything wrong with ignoring solicitors-speed up and wave apologetically.