Skip to comments.Walmart admits Florida store misused $20,000 of a $80,000 Christmas gift by Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack that was donated to pay off 350 layaway accounts in his hometown
Posted on 01/14/2020 10:44:48 AM PST by RummyChick
Walmart has shared that managers misused $20,000 of a Christmas donation from a foundation associated with Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack.
Mack's foundation made the $80,000 donation last month to a location in Fort Pierce, Florida, where the star athlete was born and raised.
The donation went towards 350 layaway accounts that totaled $60,000. The remaining funds reportedly went to employees in a decision made by the store's management.
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Tell that to the Houston Astros.
At least it’s a more effective percent of “donations” to charity than the government offers.
Astros cheating doesn’t have anything to do with this
The Wal-Mart in Buford, GA had their HR staff steal all of the cash meant for the Children’s Miracle Network. They were all fired.
Since they are Walmart employees, they could probably use it...............
I have a relative who worked there when he got out of high school
It is a pretty crappy place to work.
Although, they pay their managers well.
How hard would it have been for store management to make a call and ask “Mr. Mack, we only used $60,000 of your $80,000 donation. What would you like us to do with the remaining $20,000”?
“Management” - right.
Set up an escrow account for hardship cases.
This previous story reads like he was given a total.
Which makes me wonder if it was fraud at the outset rather than greed at the end
If Odell Beckham Jr had paid off some Walmart accounts instead of this clown move last night at LSU game it would have saved a lot of time and money that is going to come from an NCAA investigation
Kudos to Mack for trying to do something good with his money. Sorry he got taken advantage of by fraudsters
taking lessons from the clintons...
How do we know his donations are even for people who are needy? What insight or wisdom does it take to just throw money at a lay-away list? Does "lay-away automatically mean poor or is it just people who maybe dont want to take a gift home immediately, or are get their salary or checks on different cycles?
Im not being cynical. I see such things on the news and wonder.
A line worker ain’t doing great, but if you can put up with it and willing to work your way up, store managers make decent money.
I don’t know if I could deal with all the crap a store manager I am sure has to do for that money, but...
Who cares if they are poor or not? He did it as a Christmas Gift.... Does every gift you give at Christmas only go to the needy?
However, generally speaking Layaway is overwhelmingly used statistically by those who are in need over those who are higher up the socioeconomic spectrum.
Khalil Mack apparently cares, because his foundation specifically says he wants to target under-privileged youth. You may notice no one is paying off shoppers debts at the Nordstroms or Christian Dior stores. Yes, I understand Walmart lay-away shoppers are probably at the lower end of the wealth distribution. Given that 25% of his gift was apparently stolen, perhaps there are more efficient ways to reach the truly needy.
Anyway, its very generous of him, but I hope he is reaching the people he wants to help.
It’s Fort Pierce. It’s a wonder any of the money was used properly.
Trust me. This Walmart lay-away would serve those of lower incomes.
His money, His choice
Talk about concern trolls
I just asked a question. Not trolling. Someone published this article on FR so they clearly are soliciting comments and replies. Why do you come here?
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