Your daily dose of decency comes in pairs today.
In Zanesville, Ohio, somebody forgot to check what they were donating to Goodwill.
“The money was found in a duffle bag that was in a box full of clothes,” said Janelle Schaffer, a store manager at Goodwill. “Thank goodness she asked for a receipt when the lady dropped the donation off so we had her contact information.”
The circumstances surrounding Lynette Leckrone’s donation provide a handy guide to how not to handle money. Her husband withdrew the money from the bank and put it in the trunk of the car where he thought no one would find it, of Lewisville, who was unaware the money was missing.
Dan Leckrone, the husband of the donor, said he had withdrawn the money from the bank and put the it in the trunk of the car where he thought no one would find it, says the Zanesville Times Recorder.
“We are moving closer to Wheeling and we have been saving to buy a house,” Leckrone said. “We were taking the money to deposit it in another bank where we were moving to. We had our trunk full of clothes and things we wanted to get rid of but we don’t have a Goodwill near where we live so we took the things to Zanesville where we have family.”
Meanwhile, in Boston, freelance violinist Amy Sims has a better reason for losing her $45,000 violin. She was on her way home from Chicago, it was midnight, she put it down while at the train station, and then got distracted by her phone, leaving it behind.
“It’s like my child,” Amy Sims told the Boston Herald of the 1855 George Gemunder violin, which was in a case with a $6,000 Simon Frere bow. Also lost was the music for the Beethoven Triple Concerto she plans to perform Aug. 8 at the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wis.
A woman picked it up for safekeeping, she says.