Donors pay off $30K in layaways at Springfield Kmart

1 year 9 months 1 week ago Thursday, December 15 2016 Dec 15, 2016 Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:11:06 PM CST December 15, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An anonymous couple has spent about $30,000 to pay for more than 200 layaway purchases at a Springfield Kmart.

Amanda Winchel, apparel manager at the store, told The Springfield News-Leader that the couple contacted the store recently inquiring about paying for children's clothes and toys, and wound up paying off 203 layaways that included such things as dolls and bicycles.

She says she she's been calling customers to inform them about their "secret Santa," and many don't believe her.

She says everyone has been "extremely thankful," including one person she notified about the purchases who had recently lost their home to a house fire.

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