HURST (CBSDFW.COM) — It was a story of well-intentions that could have ended badly for a North Texas family donating to charity.
In early February workers at the Goodwill store in Hurst were approached by a man in a panic, who explained that his wife had accidentally donated a jacket with $5,000 cash in the pocket.READ MORE: Vietnam Veteran Celebrates Graduation From UT Arlington Decades After Earning His Degree
Unfortunately, for the couple, the accidental donation had been included in a bag of full of clothes.
Store manager Rhonda Davis said, “We roughly get donated anywhere from 50 to 200 donations a day. So, when the customer came in I had to explain to him that we had to go and sort through bag-per-bag in order to find it.”READ MORE: Fort Worth Family Says Amazon Kindle Fire Hacked, Stranger Asks Child For Name, Address
The store told the man that they’d do their best to locate the money, but made no promises.
It took several weeks, including a few closures because of the winter storm, but during one workday Makayla Delapena, a softline sorter at the store, was going through donations and came across a jacket that matched the description from the donor. She found a bank envelope in the pocket that contained the missing cash and even a bank withdrawal receipt.MORE NEWS: Bill Targeting Those Who Lie On Firearm Purchase Applications Heads To Texas Governor
The money was returned to the donor and Makayla was awarded by Goodwill for her honesty and integrity.