"Layaway angels" this year started at a Michigan Kmart, but have cropped up all over the USA. One report estimates 1000 layaway accounts credited by anonymous donors, totalling $400,000 this season at Sears/Kmart alone.
Woman pays over $1600 in deliquent water bills about to be turned off in Iowa City so they wouldn't have to go through the holidays without water. (Source: article no longer available.)
Gold and diamonds have been dropped into Salvation Army kettles.
Anonymous donor saves gym which gives free memberships to low-income obese women.