A Goodwill donation went horribly wrong when a Georgia mother realized she mistakenly gave away her son’s mug with $6,500 hidden in it.
“The worst mom in the world… I mean I feel terrible,” said Lindsey Preiss, who donated her son’s childhood souvenir to a Goodwill in Conyers.
What Preiss didn’t know is that her son, Devon Silvey, had sold a car for cash on Sunday when banks were closed. And the $6,500 he earned he put in the yellow mug at his parent’s house for safekeeping.
But a few days later — it wasn’t so safe.
“First I thought it was a joke or a prank or something like that, but then I found out that the mug had been donated to Goodwill,” Silvey said. “She thought I was upset about the mug being gone, which I miss the mug as well, but what was inside was a little more important.”
The Goodwill manager confirmed the mug was donated and sold.
Now, the family is just hoping whoever bought the mug with the money inside will turn it back in.
“No mother wants to disappoint their child and give away something that he’s worked really hard for,” Preiss said. “So I’m just asking someone to please have it in your heart to do the right thing and give it back.”
The family said they are willing to give a reward and, of course, a huge thank you.