68 Families Surprised at Citi Trends Stores in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, FL – Pay Away the Layaway surprised 68 families at Citi Trends stores in Fort Myers on December 4, 2023.

Pay Away was joined by local supporters, Tom and Margie Hurwich, who helped make this event a special experience for the families whose layaways were paid off.

Many were surprised and overjoyed to learn that their layaways were being paid off in full.

“This is the best blessing I could have never even imagined. I was trying to figure out how I could pay for this whole layaway, and then I got the phone call. I have 10 grandkids, and all of this—it’s presents for them,” said one thankful recipient.

Pay Away’s mission is to spread joy and kindness to families. For over 10 years, the organization has surprised unsuspecting families by paying off their layaway balances across the country.

You can help spread holiday cheer this year by making a donation at payaway.org/give