Shoppers at Walmart take advantage of Black Friday deals in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)
Jake Harris, Austin American-Statesman
All across the country last week, families joined together to celebrate Thanksgiving and ring in the beginning of the holiday season. And much of that celebration was possible because of retail workers who routinely work on Thanksgiving and Black Friday every year.
According to a news release, the employees received an anonymous $100 donation through the Earnin app, which allows people to access a day’s pay immediately after a shift is over. The more than $12,000 in donations were made through an anonymous donor with no ties to the Wal-Mart Corp., according to the news release.