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Walmart admits Florida store misused $20,000 of a $80,000 Christmas gift by Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack that was donated to pay off 350 layaway accounts in his hometown

  • Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack’s foundation made the $80,000 donation last month to a location in Fort Pierce, Florida 
  • The donation went towards 350 layaway accounts that totalled $60,000 
  • Remaining funds were said to go to employees in a decision made by the store’s management
  • In a statement, a Walmart spokesperson would not share whether those employees would be disciplined    

Walmart has shared that employees misused $20,000 of a Christmas donation from a foundation associated with Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack. 

Mack’s foundation made the $80,000 donation last month to a location in Fort Pierce, Florida, that just so happens to be where the star athlete was born and raised. 

The donation went towards 350 layaway accounts that totalled $60,000, with the remaining funds said to go to employees in a decision made by the store’s management.  

Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack foundation made the $80,000 donation last month to a location in Fort Pierce, Florida

The donation went towards 350 layaway accounts that totalled $60,000, with store management deciding that employees could spend the other $20,000

The donation went towards 350 layaway accounts that totalled $60,000, with store management deciding that employees could spend the other $20,000

In a statement, a Walmart spokesperson would not share whether those employees would be disciplined. 

‘We have determined the store did not handle the transaction in keeping with Walmart’s guidelines and have taken corrective action,’ company spokesperson Delia Garcia said in a statement to the TC Palm. 

An employee not included in the donation alerted company officials to the funds and Garcia would not say how many employees were a part of the spending. 

Last month, the store's official Facebook page revealed the exciting news in a post, writing: 'If you have an active Holiday Layaway account at your local Ft. Pierce WalMart, your account has been paid off!'

Last month, the store’s official Facebook page revealed the exciting news in a post, writing: ‘If you have an active Holiday Layaway account at your local Ft. Pierce WalMart, your account has been paid off!’

Last month, the store’s official Facebook page revealed the exciting news in a post, writing: ‘If you have an active Holiday Layaway account at your local Ft. Pierce WalMart, your account has been paid off!’

The post continued: ‘We here at Walmart would like to thank the Khalil Mack Foundation for your generosity, and for making so many families happy for the holidays! Everyone is truly grateful for everything you have done for them!’

Mack made the donation through his Khalil Mack Foundation, which was set up several years ago to 'positively affect the lives of intercity and under-privileged youth'

Mack made the donation through his Khalil Mack Foundation, which was set up several years ago to ‘positively affect the lives of intercity and under-privileged youth’

Mack made the donation through his Khalil Mack Foundation, which was set up several years ago to ‘positively affect the lives of intercity and under-privileged youth’. 

Mack grew up in Fort Pierce, having graduated from Fort Piece Westwood High School in 2009 before attending the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He was drafted to the NFL in 2014 and spent four seasons with the Oakland Raiders before transferring to the Chicago Bears.



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