For the employees at a Goodwill location in St. Charles, MO, it seemed like just another busy day of sorting through piles of end-of-the-year clothing donations — until one worker discovered something very unexpected.
According to FOX 2 Now St. Louis, the employee, Holly Henderson, discovered $1,200 in cash tucked away within a piece of clothing’s pockets in a donation of three plastic bags full of clothing — and now the Goodwill store’s workers believe the donor may have accidentally left the cash behind.
“Well, I was going through the pockets and there it was and it was just really exciting,” Henderson said.
The donor who left behind the money did so on Tuesday, Dec. 30, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Goodwill is neither releasing information about the denominations of bills used nor the item of clothing in which the cash was found, FOX 2 reported. The store’s workers hope to identify the person who left the money behind based on whether or not he or she can give this information.
Surprisingly, Henderson didn’t keep the cash when she found it — she told FOX 2 that she wanted to do the right thing and be honest.
“I wouldn’t want someone to do that to me, so yeah, I had to turn it in,” Henderson said.
Currently, Goodwill’s loss prevention team is looking through surveillance footage to see if it can identify the mysterious donor. If the money isn’t claimed within 30 days, it will be put toward Goodwill’s programs that assist veterans in need and people with disabilities, FOX 2 reported.