Together, Pay Away the Layaway and T-Mobile Spread Joy to Over 5,000 Families in 2021

Pay Away the Layaway teamed up with T-Mobile to spread joy and inspire hope to unsuspecting families during their 2021 Season of Giving.

As we celebrate 10 years of spreading joy to families around the holiday season, we want to celebrate some of the incredible impact we’ve had over the past decade with your support.

Each year, T-Mobile gives back to the community during their Season of Giving. In 2021, they chose to team up with Pay Away the Layaway to help families purchase holiday gifts and essentials for their children.

“We’re grateful and thrilled to spread joy alongside T-Mobile this holiday season,” said Lee Karchawer, Founder of Pay Away the Layaway. “Knowing we will make thousands more children smile this year with T-Mobile’s support is a dream come true. This partnership will change lives like we’ve never been able to before, all in the name of creating a kinder, gentler world.”

The Season of Giving kicked-off with T-Mobile bringing joy to those who sacrifice so much. By initially donating $250,000, military families were given an early holiday surprise to thank them for the countless sacrifices they made to protect our country.

To make an even bigger impact, T-Mobile launched #TMobileGivesBack, an initiative that would encourage employees, customers and communities all over the country to take part in spreading joy and inspiring hope.

Customers could contribute and support the cause with just one click through the T-Mobile Tuesdays App. For every click, T-Mobile would donate $1 to Pay Away the Layaway (up to $300,000).

For the next two weeks, T-Mobile and countless kind-hearted individuals continued to give with T-Mobile, donating $5 per retweet (up to $200,000) with each new person who retweeted @TMobile’s #TMobileGivesBack post.

But, it didn’t just stop there.

T-Mobile also matched employees’ 1:1 donations and gave $10 per hour in donation funds for each hour spent volunteering, as well as provided an additional $20 from T-Mobile Foundation to donate to a charity of their choice.

“Our Season of Giving is all about coming together during a time of year that should be joyous, but is often challenging for far too many families….and we want to make a difference for those who may need a little help,” said Janice V. Kapner, T-Mobile Chief Communications and Brand Officer. “We want it to be easy for everyone to help give back, so just one click or tweet can really make a difference. It’s a community supporting community – and we hope everyone will join us!”

The Season of Giving brought a record number of Layaway Angels, all with the goal of helping families experience the joy of the holidays.

Alongside T-Mobile, generous donors gave over 5,000 families the gift of joy last holiday season, touching the hearts of many who did not expect to receive such a kind gesture, especially just ahead of the holidays.