Couple Buys Hundreds of Shoes as Hamilton Township Shoe Store Closes & Donates Them to Women’s Shelter
"I hate shoe shopping," New Egypt's Susan Cook tells CBS-3. But that didn't stop this woman from giving back VERY generously to a Mercer County organization.
Cook was shopping with her partner Patrick Riordan for shoes in late June.
The pair went into the Payless Shoe Store in the Hamilton Marketplace. As part of the going out of business sale, Patrick tells CBS-3 that the entire store was listed at $2.
The employees, however, were hoping to have the store emptied that day, so the couple did something incredible.
They asked the store's management if they could buy EVERY pair of shoes that remained for $1/pair.
Payless' management agreed, and they said: "ring it all up."
When it was all said and done they spent $247 to buy all 247 pairs that were left in the store, NBC10 reported.
Yeah, "there were all kinds of shoes. Kids sneakers, boys sneakers, light-up sneakers," Susan told CBS-3 this week.
In total, they left with 11 bags of shoes, all of which were donated to Womanspace. This Lawrence Township based organization provides an array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence.
"It is generosity like that which allows us to provide for the hundreds of families that reside in our programs," Womanspace wrote on Facebook.
The Payless in the Hamilton Marketplace closed earlier this summer as part of the company's bankruptcy.