Gratitude for Ms. Rita

Ms. Rita at Walgreens is a neighbor in the truest sense of the word. When a customer needed to buy lightbulbs in a rush but had forgotten her wallet, Ms. Rita wanted to pay "but only had $20 in [her] account." When she realized the bulbs were 50% off, she paid without hesitation using her own debit card.

This incident was shared on NextDoor, and comments immediately began rolling in singing her praises. "She knows everyone and always welcomes people by their names!" "She is a gem and she always remembers me, my kids and grandkids." "Miss Rita is always kind and takes times to ask how you're doing...and she cares!" "Ms. Rita is a wonderful lady! My kids love her." 

Until Walgreens and our country pays our essential workers more, let's step up to make sure Ms. Rita has more than $20 in her account. She has given us so much kindness, and we would love to show her how much she means to us. All proceeds will be going directly to Ms. Rita (who is aware of - and consented to - this GoFundMe). If you'd like to support other workers like Ms. Rita and join the fight for a fair minimum wage, check out onefairwage.com.

Organizer and beneficiary

Michelle Suh 
Organizer
Houston, TX
Rita Jackson Burns 
Beneficiary

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