As we celebrate 10 years of spreading joy to families around the holiday season, we want to recognize some of the incredible impact we’ve had over the past decade with your support.
Pay Away the Layaway partnered with the NBA player Dwight Powell and the The Dallas Mavericks to brighten the holiday season for families in North Texas.
More than 50 families received a call for a special surprise, inviting them to come down to their local Dallas Burlington in December 2020.
When they got there, each family was greeted with a virtual video call from Powell himself who delivered the good news that all remaining holiday gifts, school supplies, toys, books, games and clothes on their layaway account were completely paid-off.
“The whole nature of this year has forced us to remember what’s important and that’s loved ones, our health, and our family. Little things along the way leading up to the holiday can set the tone for a good year to come. I really hope these items they received tonight can push them forward in hope and healing,” stated Powell.
Some stood in disbelief, some shed tears of joy, and many couldn’t express just how grateful they were for this random act of kindness.
The Mavs’ mascot, Champ, along with Mavs ManiAACS helped deliver each families’ items to their cars before gifting them with a supply of Coca-Cola products as an extra treat.
Powell expressed his enthusiasm to be in a position to make a difference in a lot of people’s lives.
“I think one of the important things we can never forget as NBA players and guys in our position, is that the communities around us are why we’re able to do the things that we do,” Powell said. “So in any situation, at any time, if you can find ways to give back, it’s the most important part of our job, especially around the holiday season.”
Because of incredible Layaway Angels like Dwight Powell and the Dallas Mavericks, families across the country are able to celebrate the holiday season and experience the joy that comes with it.