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Man donates entire Kmart store to charity

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.

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One comment on “Man donates entire Kmart store to charity

  1. jason liles
    May 21, 2012

    now why cant all people have that kind of heart, especially when they have that much money to do what he did. the world would be a better place, but greed has a strong hold.

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