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Pay Away the Layaway, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Gift Distribution, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to inspire hope and help families pay off layaway plans that include toys, clothing, backpacks, school supplies and gifts for children during the back to school and holiday seasons.

Target demographics: spread kindness

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: "Layaway Angels" through donations collected at www.payawaythelayaway.org. Donations received through the site are collected and then layaway plans at stores such as Burlington, K-Mart, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Navy Exchange, are paid off that have children's gifts/clothes/toys on them.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 3

I have a son that is 11 years old I am a single mother he has never had a good Christmas I just lost my mom to cancer back in Oct and it is very hard to deal with I have no money to by him Christmas I wish I could have a good Christmas for him.I live in Radcliff ky my phone number is2708016374

Jess G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to be a layaway angel in 2015 and it was one of the most rewarding feelings to see these families get the Christmas they wanted for their children. Watching families receive the gift of having their entire layaway paid off is one of the the most wonderful feelings. I hope to be apart of this experience again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of being part of this wonderful organization since the beginning. Pay Away The Layaway is a very special non-profit organization. It's main focus is children. Helping families provide a little sunshine at the holiday time is the essence of this organization. Each year I have had the opportunity to be a Layaway Angel. Watching families receive the gift of having their entire layaway paid off is the the most wonderful feeling. Knowing that children will have joy and smiles is what this holiday season is all about. Can't wait to start the 2017 Season! Thank you for all you do!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been lucky enough to have been a part of pay away the lawaway since the beginning. I'm lee's sister.
This organization is designed to bring joy into people's lives and that's exactly what is has done for me and my family. I have met and spent time with the families who benefit from the donations and it's those moments that encourage me to be a better person. I'm so thankful to this organization and what it provides for children and their families.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that does a lot to help families across the country. So cool to see how they make sure kids smile on Christmas morning. Will definitely donate in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity spreads a beautiful message of love and unity

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every child deserves to receive a gift this holiday. Unfortunately not all families have the funds to do so. PayAway The Layaway helps make this possible for families all across the US. 100% of the proceeds go to pay off layaway plans geared towards children & babies. I am proud to be part of such an amazing charity!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that started helping kids and families in need around the holidays and has since grown, expanding to help kids in need going back to school. People usually feel generous around the holiday's in December - and it is great PATL is around to help during another, often less noticed, back to school season. For busy folks like myself that don't necessarily have the free time to organize a full day, you can give a small amount to help many families, - trust that the money is going to directly to those who need it - while seeing on PATL social feeds reaction of what your gifts do. Give what you can!

Alex L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last year, I had the pleasure of serving as a "layaway angel" with Pay Away the Layaway in the New York metro area. It was incredibly rewarding to be a part of an organization that does so much for people in need. The families we helped were surprised and grateful that strangers were helping them provide for their families. It was truly touching!

Your contribution can go a long way and directly cause a smile / tear of joy!

Nanette K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great non profit that brings so much joy to people by helping them buy holiday presents for their kids! Last year they even helped military families in Virginia. Such a worthy cause!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent organization and service. I would give 10 stars if I could. There is not enough space to discuss all the great things this company and service is doing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Pay away the lay away is a top notch organization. My experience being a part of such a helpful charity was none other than the best. I will definitely work with this charity again in the future and excited to be a part of it as the holiday's approach. 5 Starts!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love that 100% of the donations go to paying off layaways for families

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pay Away the Layaway is a great non-profit organization. From what I heard no one at the organization takes any salary so all of the donations are focused on helping families and spreading kindness. I have seen them on The Today Show several times and the work they do nationally is incredible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of seeing the effect of this charity first hand.

I have donated before, but seeing the people's faces who receive this gift is irreplaceable.

I've seen parents cry when they show up to pay a little on their layaway just to have someone tell them they are going to pay it off. It's amazing! THEN you know some kid is going to have the best Christmas, maybe ever.

When you donate to Pay Away The Layaway you are giving a toy or clothes or a bike directly to a kid. What could be better?

This is my favorite charity.

Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Last year, I served as a "layaway angel" in the Washington, DC area. It was so rewarding to be a part of an organization that does so much for people in need all over the country. Those that we helped were surprised and so grateful that strangers were helping them provide for their families.

Pay Away the Layaway is a fantastic organization that helps others that need it. A little contribution can go a long way!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing organization. I was able to witness, first hand, how this charity is benefiting families. There is only one thing better than seeing relieved, thankful parents - and that's overjoyed, hopeful children. That's what this charity creates!

Donor

Rating: 5

I really enjoyed donating through this non-profit. It was good to know exactly where my money was going -- to people that need it, not to overhead costs or other uses I don't know about it. Knowing that I am helping make someone's holiday brighter feels great and I only wish there were more organizations like this one.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit that helps families who are struggling to pay for gifts for kids during the holiday season! Everyone should look into supporting them and donate!

Chris206

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pay Away the Layaway changed my life in a way no other experience has. In December 2014, I had the opportunity to act as a 'layaway angel' in South Carolina. The raw emotion expressed by the parents and grandparents when they hear that an organization is there, unexpectedly, to help them is completely overwhelming. Donors should know that their dollars go directly to making life-altering experiences for families in need at a tremendously vulnerable juncture. The organization transparently minimizes overhead costs to ensure that every single donation goes directly to families in need. I cannot recommend Pay Away the Layaway more highly.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pay Away the Layaway is a fantastic organization that helps those less fortunate. You see instantly the effect of any donation that you give that will help those in need.

Eric87

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pay Away The Layaway is the perfect organization where a little money can go a long way for families who have a challenging time making payments on children's holiday gifts ands school supplies during the year. PATL makes it possible for anyone to chip in a small donation that will help go towards a family's layaway bill at major retailers. This is where $5 or $10 dollars can make a huge difference for families during the holidays, and even during the "Back to School" period..