- Andrea Lessing discovered the huge amount of cash while going through a pile of donations
- The lady immediately reported the find and with some documentation that was found in the same donation, they returned it to the owner
- The mother of one was given a R13 400 reward which she said helped her a lot
An employee working for a donation centre was shocked to find R620 000 ($42k) hidden in some old clothes that were being donated.
Andrea Lessing discovered the huge amount of cash while going through a pile of donations at her Goodwill location in Norman, Oklahoma.
According to CNN, the young lady was sorting a pile of clothes when she felt something odd between two sweaters and when she opened them, she was shocked to find wads of cash.
Lessing said, in an interview, that she thought the money was fake as she had never seen such an amount in her entire life.
She immediately reported the find, and with some documentation found in the same donation, they were able to locate the owner.
The mother of one's good deed was rewarded with the owner of the cash asking Goodwill to give her R13 400, which she said lifted a huge burden off her shoulders.
Lessing said she wants her daughter to follow in her footsteps and know that kindness, honesty and integrity can lead one to great places.
The donations centre was impressed by Lessing's integrity which is a core value they strive to live out daily.
The cash is also the largest that any Goodwill in Oklahoma has found in its 85-year history.
In another integrity story, a man returned over R500 000 he found in second-hand furniture that he had purchased.
Peter Gavran, who hails from Croatia, wanted to find a cupboard for his new apartment in Germany.
He purchased a second-hand one online and, together with a friend, visited the seller’s house in the Werden area in Essen to fetch the cupboard.
However, when they carried the piece of furniture up the stairs, Peter heard something rolling around inside.
Upon inspection, he found family albums and R500 000 stuffed in several envelopes.
At first, he did not know what to do, but he ended up phoning the family who had sold him the cupboard.
They asked him to return the albums, and he discovered they were not aware of the money inside the drawers.
The chest belonged to a deceased family member, and they had no idea about the cash. However, Peter could not be dishonest, and he gave the money back to them.
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