Payless stores are closing shop and many of their outlets are just waiting for their stocks to be sold, marking them down regularly. So when Susan Cook and Patrick Riordan went to buy a pair of shoes, they had an idea. They decided to buy all the Payless shoes in the Hamilton Marketplace branch in order to donate them to charity.
"I started talking to the manager, and he was saying that it had been months and they wanted to close already, they just wanted to shut down and move on with their lives,” said Riordan.
While the couple eyed the aisles of discounted women’s shoes, inspiration struck.
“It just came to me,” Riordan recalled. “I said, ‘What if we buy everything here? What if we shut this down now?’ And, then, I thought, ‘We could donate everything to a women’s shelter.'"
Read more of the story on the Philadelphia Inquirer.
(Image credit: Susan Cook)