Experience News in a New Way
You could count on one hand the number of times something like this has happened and still have enough fingers left over to play a piano.
A Good Samaritan in Winchester, Kentucky was shopping the close-out sale at his local Kmart when he was struck by a bit of the ol’ magic. With the doors to the store closing and everything on the shelves priced to sell, local business owner Rankin Paynter decided to buy everything – hats, gloves, toys, shoes, whatever was left in the building, and donate it all to charity.
It took cashiers six hours and four registers to ring up Paynter’s purchase, to a total of more than twenty-thousand-dollars – retail value more than two-hundred-thousand. When it was done he gave it all to Clark County Community Services, a nonprofit that serves the needy in north-central Kentucky.
The center said this may be the first year they will have enough coats, hats and gloves to provide all those who need them this winter.
The 26-year-old said, he just wanted to give back.