In the summer of 2017, a thrift store employee in New York opened up a donated bag and simply couldn’t believe what she had found inside. But given the contents of the purse, she also had a serious moral dilemma on her hands. Should she keep the contents for herself, or do the right thing and hand them in?
Up until that point, though, it had been a relatively ordinary shift for 51-year-old Kindell Keyes. She works as an assistant manager at the Goodwill store on Van Dam Street in New York City. Goodwill itself, meanwhile, is an international non-profit organization that provides training and careers for people with barriers to employment. It raises money through its thrift stores by selling all sorts of donated goods.