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Goodwill employee stunned when she discovers $42,000 hidden in pile of donated sweaters

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When you work at Goodwill, you see a lot of interesting things get donated. Some of them are ready for a new life in a new home, and some of them … don’t make the cut.

Andrea Lessing hasn’t been with the Goodwill in Norman, Oklahoma, very long, but she’s already developed an eye for gauging the value of donated items.

“Just from working here for about a month and a half, I’ve noticed that there are a lot of weird things that have been donated,” Lessing told KFOR-TV. “You want to make sure we’re selling good product, you know there’s no stains, there’s no holes, there’s no tears, there’s no rips.”

But in early March, she came across not just something incredibly valuable, but something that someone had to be heartbroken over.

“Our new store associate Andrea was in that predicament two weeks ago when she stumbled upon a donation with $42,000 in cash wrapped inside of a sweater!” the Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma shared on Facebook.

“She and other staff let their supervisor know, and turned it in.”

“There was just stacks of just envelopes and it just contained $100 bills,” she explained.

The money was wrapped up in the sweater, possibly someone’s life savings carefully tucked away that accidentally made it

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