SGF Goodwill Searches for Owner of Large Cash Donation


SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– A local Goodwill is searching for the person who dropped a major chunk of change into the donation last week.

The store’s employee lead, Christina Swearingin, discovered $3,400 dollars in cash while processing donated items on Thursday, March 9.

Goodwill thinks the money was donated unknowingly before noon at the store, located at 425 S. Western Ave in Springfield.

“Accidental donations happen often in our locations, and we simply want to do right by our donors and either thank them or right a possible accidental drop off,” said David Kutchback, president, and CEO of MERS Goodwill.

“We are proud of our team member Christina, who has been with the agency for more than 5 years, for doing the right thing and turning the money over to our management team quickly for further investigation. We hope we find the donor as we have many times in the past.”

If someone out there would like to come forward to claim the cash donation at the Springfield store, that donor should call Goodwill at (314) 982-8802.

After 30 days, the money found will go to MERS Goodwill programs that help the community including:

  • The MERS Goodwill sheltered workshop that serves individuals with severe disabilities.
  • The MERS Goodwill Vet Success Program which supports veterans both in their return to civilian employment and independent living.
  • The MERS Goodwill autism employment center that helps members of the community with Autism Spectrum Disorder transition toward self-sufficiency.

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