I was at the Giant Food in Ashburn picking up some things with my kids. We got in line behind an older lady who had a pocketbook full of coupons she was trying to use, after she used her coupons, she tried using one credit card which was declined, then she tried using another card which was also declined, she then was trying to figure out how many of her items she was going to have to put back.
I reached into my wallet and handed the cashier a $100 bill and said I’d like to pay for her order. The cashier looked at me like I was crazy, the order total was $87.34, I told her about the RAK program at work and how our company was committed to making a difference in our community. The lady whose groceries I paid looked at me and my kids and said thank you very much, she started to get a little emotional and I told her everyone has been there at some point and I’m glad I was able to help her.
I really liked the way the RAK program showed my kids what making someone smile and doing the right thing can make them feel.
I have given each $25 to use as their own RAK money, they know they have to share the story or when they use it.
– D Smith