Man buys entire supermarket inventory and donate it away

Certain groups and a number of nations across the world regularly blast America as an “immoral country with bankrupt social values”, but the fact is that Americans are the most generous people on Earth, and 89% of them make a charitable donation each year. Generosity is America’s most widely shared value, committed by the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy, across all races and ethnicity in the United States.


USA mobilized massive resources and manpower to help Japan last year after its tsunami disaster

In light of the 2004 Asian tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, and Hurricane Katrina, by 2006, Americans dug into pockets and handed over 1.7 per cent of their country’s economy to charity. In 2000, at the height of US technology boom, Americans donated an inflation-adjusted $260.53 billion to fight poverty across the world. A report from the World Giving Index 2011 again, found that the United States is the most generous country in the world.

Despite criticisms, whenever disaster strikes, the world still turns to America. One thinks most recently of Japan and Haiti. Not only did the United States send hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, but it also sent troops, food, water and medical supplies. We remember the moving picture of “Thank you USA” etched in the mud next to a rescue helicopter landing circle in Japan.

Even with budget cuts and economic meltdown, Americans are still remarkably charitable as compared to their peers in booming Asia. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which tracks the corporate giving of America’s largest companies, recently reported that in 2010, a very tough financial year, total cash donations still rose by 13%.


The US plays a major role in aid shipment to the most vulnerable population in poverty-stricken countries

As for individuals, a new American Red Cross poll suggests that while Americans had to tighten their budgets in 2011, they are still as committed to giving to charity as ever. Last year, the US again set a record for largesse, giving away $300 billion to charity, the equivalent to more than the entire GDP of nation like Malaysia.

China, which boasts the second largest economy in the world, is one of the least generous nations on Earth when it comes to charitable contributions. Just for instance, the American public donated $120 million to the Japanese tsunami relief funds. China? $5 million.

Today we again have another news of someone creatively helping out an entire community somewhere in the USA.


Everything in the department store… bought for charity

Kmart is the third largest discount store chain in the world, but due to the economic environment, it announced last year that 100 to 120 of its stores will be closing this year. Two days before one of its stores closed its doors for good, a Kentucky man purchased every last bit of the inventory and donated it to charity.

Rankin Paynter was shopping at a soon-to-close K-Mart in Winchester, Kentucky when he noticed that a lot of good items were not selling. Paynter asked an employee what would happen to the items that hadn’t been sold by the store’s final day. When told that power buyers would eventually come in, buy the items on the cheap and resell them at other stores, Paynter decided to become a power buyer, bought up everything, and gave them away.

He waited for six and a half hour, four cash register process registering the prices of every items in the store, leaving him with $200,000 in merchandise. When it was done Paynter told the store to donate every single item to Clark County Community Services, a nonprofit organization that helps families in Winchester facing crisis situations.

“To be honest with you, I could have made $30,000-$40,000 reselling those items,” Paynter said. However, he has seen a lot of economic suffering at his jewelry exchange shop. “What I see is people coming in my store, needy people desperately selling their jewelry for cash,” Paynter said. “It’s bad nowadays. I just told (the clerk) let’s just give it away to charity.”

Paynter is a successful businessman, but he had a rough time when he was growing up. “It was hard sometimes,” Paynter said. “Tied rags around my feet sometimes too. As a child I only had summer slippers in winter, so I was thinking, now It’s the time to give back,” Paynter said.

Judy Crowe of Clark County Community Services was blown away by Paynter’s generosity, claiming it was the single largest donation her organization has ever received. She also said that this is the first year her organization will have enough coats, hats and gloves to provide all the children it serves during the winter.


American private donations to help the world - $34.8 billion, compared to the second in the list, Britain, with $1.6 billion

Paynter also assume the expenses of renting a warehouse where all the goods could be sorted and stored before the Community Services distributes it.

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They are some people in the world who are kind enough to donate to the community. Thats good to hear xD

They are just following what Jesus taught and warn them to do in Matthew 25:31-46(The BIBLE):

The Sheep and the Goats
31 When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 Then the King will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
37 Then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?

40 The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
41 Then he will say to those on his left, Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.

44 They also will answer, Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?

45 He will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.
46 Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.