Anonymous donor sends $150 in gift cards to every household in 1,400-person Iowa town

Anonymous donor sends $150 in gift cards to every household in 1,400-person Iowa town

FROM MSM: DES MOINES, Iowa – Residents in the town of Earlham, Iowa woke up Thursday, checked their mailboxes and found a gift. It wasn’t like Christmas had arrived, but it was close.

a close up of text on a white background: An anonymous Madison County donor purchased more than $82,000 worth of gift cards to three Earlham business to help the town during the pandemic. The purchase was enough to give three $50 gift cards to every household in the town.© Jeff Lillie An anonymous Madison County donor purchased more than $82,000 worth of gift cards to three Earlham business to help the town during the pandemic. The purchase was enough to give three $50 gift cards to every household in the town.

An anonymous donor surprised the town of about 1,400 that sits 30 minutes from downtown Des Moines by purchasing gift cards to three local businesses and arranging for the city to send them to every household.