Several families in Janesville will have some extra holiday cheer, after anonymous donors paid off their K-Mart layaway bills.
It’s a phenomenon being seen at several stores across the country. Store assistant manager Vicki Collier-Vereb says the donations have come from multiple sources and have ranged from between $50 to $300.
AUDIO: Vicki Collier-Vereb (:19)
Several of the donors have come in to the store, although at least one person called from another state.
Collier-Vereb say many recipients of the random generosity are near tears when they find out their bill has been paid off. She believes those stepping up with the donations are “paying forward” some goodwill to help families feeling the financial pinch.
Beth Wheelock, WCLO