Anonymous Donors Are Paying Off Peoples’ Layaway Balances At Kmarts Across The Country
Want to feel good about the Christmas season again? Then, you absolutely have to hear about what’s taking place at Kmarts across the country right now. It’ll restore your faith in humanity and actually make you appreciate what the Christmas season is supposed to be all about.
At Kmarts in places like Omaha, Nebraska and Plainfield Township, Michigan, anonymous donors, Good Samaritans, and people who just want to brighten up someone else’s day are paying off the layaway balances of people who have fallen behind on their payments. People who have these balances are coming into the stores and expecting to pay $50, $100, and even $200, walking up to the layaway counter, and being told that they only owe a few dollars—the balances left by the donors to make sure that the layaway items stay in the Kmart system. Further, there are even some donors who are going as far as to walk around different Kmarts around the country and pay off layaway balances and register balances right on the spot to help those out in need. It’s a new phenomenon that most retailer workers haven’t seen in the past.
“It is honestly being driven by people wanting to do a good deed at this time of year,” Salima Yala, Kmart’s division vice president for layaway, told Yahoo! recently.
And it’s a phenomenon that’s showcasing how even just a little bit of help can go a long way—especially during the Christmas season. In some cases, people still owe large amounts on their layaway balances and have all but given hope on having a nice Christmas. So when an anonymous donor steps in, it’s a really big deal. In other cases, people are thisclose to paying off a layaway balance but can’t for a number of reasons. So a small donation by a Good Samaritan is enough to ensure that they’ll have a nice Christmas season. Even just $20 can go a long away for a lot of people out there right.
To see some of the people affected by these anonymous donors, go watch this video. This time of year, everyone is scrambling around trying to get their last-minute shopping done and it’s very easy to lose sight of the fact that there are people out there who could benefit from having a couple of extra dollars thrown their way. If you can help someone out this holiday season, please do it. It makes such a big difference and we get the feeling it’ll make you feel just as good as the recipient. Because this is what Christmas is all about.