– Shoppers strolled the aisles and checked off holiday wish lists at the Kmart store in Hayward, unaware of the surprise that was about to be revealed at the back of the store. Cassandra Mathews of Hayward was one of the unsuspecting shoppers. She said she’s doing the best she can to give her grandchildren a few nice Christmas presents, partnering up with their other grandmother. She says she had to put some things on layaway, paying little by little.