For her Pay It Forward Challenge, Delores Adams of Southfield, Michigan, surprises three strangers. Delores approaches two employees at a Meijer grocery megastore and presents each one with a $200 gift card. "Maybe that will help you start your Christmas shopping!" Delores says.
Delores then goes to a Salvation Army shelter parking lot and approaches a woman leaving the building. The woman, who suffers from arthritis and is the mother of 13-year-old twins, tells Delores she is struggling to get by while working a part-time job. Her hope is to find full-time work so she can take better care of her family. To help her on her journey, Delores gives the woman a $600 gift card to Meijer.
"I know she was very appreciative of it, and I really feel that this day made a great impact on her life. I hope that's the beginning of something brand new for her," Delores says.