Consumer Watch: Oklahoma Business Delivers Early Christmas Surprise To OKC Students
Earlier this month Levie Thomas with I Got Your Back t-shirt company returned to Martin Luther King Elementary in Oklahoma City to pay the school back for a t-shirt order he never completed.
After a metro business saw the students never received their t-shirts, G4S Secure Solutions in Oklahoma City gave the school enough shirts for the entire student body and staff.
Amanda Taylor, News 9 Consumer Watch Team
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Consumer Watch story already had a happy ending, but it just got even better with the generous help of one metro company.
In early December, the Consumer Watch Team met Levie Thomas with the screen-printing company, "I Got Your Back." Thomas returned to Martin Luther King Elementary in Oklahoma City to pay the school back for a t-shirt order he never completed. The school got its money back, but the kids still didn't have t-shirts, until Monday.
"We have a wonderful, wonderful surprise for you today," Dr. Norma Cole Simpson told the students at Martin Luther King Elementary.
The students anxiously waited for an early Christmas present from G4S Secure Solutions in Oklahoma City. The company saw the Consumer Watch Team's original story and immediately wanted to help.
"We wanted to give back to these kids and give what they wanted," said Juanita Resar with G4S Secure Solution.
G4S decided to not only fill the order that never arrived one year ago, but they also paid for enough shirts for the entire student body and staff.
"It makes me feel wonderful and I'm pretty sure I speak for everybody here," said fifth grader Sahar Hasan. "I was just overjoyed we had the chance to get something nice."
And in the ultimate "pay it forward" move, the school also had a gift for G4S Secure Solutions-- a gift basket for the office.
"This is what it's all about," said Resar. "The smiling, the screaming, the yelling and seeing their bright faces. How happy they are. That's what Christmas is all about."
"Sometimes when things are meant to be bad, it turns out to be good," said Simpson. "This is one of those situations where something that wasn't quite pleasant turned out to be a joyous occasion for the boys and girls."