A concerned customer discovered that her favorite Dunkin’ Donuts employee had been absent from her shift for several weeks. When the employee was in difficulty, the customer didn’t hesitate to reach out and assist her.
Thanks to the compassion and support of a customer she met three years ago, a Dunkin’ Donuts employee from Mount Healthy, Ohio, will be spending Christmas at home this year. She recently received the most amazing gift and couldn’t thank you enough.
After client Suzanne Burke learned she had been evicted, Ebony Johnson was delighted with a completely furnished house. Burke became concerned when she saw her favorite employee had been absent from work for several weeks.
THEY FOUND HER A PLACE TO LIVE.
She knew she had to act when she learned Johnson had fallen on hard times. Burke revealed that she visited Dunkin’ Donuts every morning. She met Ebony at the drive-thru window, where she “always offered wonderful customer service,” she added.
Burke contacted Design to Market and New Life Furniture Bank, among other groups. They offered assistance and were able to locate a home and great furnishings for the Dunkin’ employee.
EMOTION HAD OVERCOME THE FAMILY.
When the mother first saw her new house, she was overtaken with emotion. Her kids were similarly enthralled. Johnson expressed her gratitude to all of the donations as well as her client, Burke, for her assistance and generosity.
Jo Potvin of Design to Market made her Christmas miracle possible. Potvin said it was the “ideal moment” to spread pleasure, and it felt nice to help someone have a better holiday season.
THE HOUSE WAS BEAUTIFUL.
It was “as much a gift for us as it is for them,” said Dana Saxton of New Life Furniture Bank. When the family arrived in the door, the house looked beautiful and ready for them. Johnson’s children chimed in with a few remarks of their own.
“So wonderful, so great,” her son exclaimed, while her daughter replied, “Hey, here is our lovely living room.” The mother expressed her gratitude to God for the pleasant surprise. She said it was an answer to her prayers since she had begged for a place to spend Christmas with her family.
MANY WERE AFFECTED BY THE KIND GESTURE.
Burke stated that she only wanted to “better her life and the lives of her children” by assisting the employee. Her objective, she said, was to locate Johnson “stable housing” so she could keep working.