Kohl's, based in Milwaukee, this week shared stories of some of the winners of its “Dream Receipt” program. Shoppers, some buying gifts or winter clothing, were randomly surprised when the store paid for their purchase. One was nearly $500.
Another retailer, the PAMBE Ghana Global Market in Oklahoma City, offers gifts with a threefold benefit, explains buyer Linda Temple. The purchaser gets something wonderful to give, proceeds benefit schoolchildren in Ghana and the artisans receive a fair wage for their work.
The market, at 6516 N Olie, carries unique items from around the world, including jewelry, bowls, Christmas decorations, pottery and instruments. In its fifth year, the shop opens up for the holidays in a space donated by Chesapeake Energy Corp. and is staffed by volunteers — ensuring more dollars fund PAMBE Ghana, a charity founded by former Oklahoma City resident and teacher Alice Azumi Iddi-Gubbels.
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