Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Good Samaritan Donates $3K Brick of Weed to Missouri Big Brothers Organization

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM

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Representatives for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Springfield were met with quite a surprise last May when someone dropped a big-ass brick of marijuana in one of the charity's donation bins.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the marijuana, which police estimate has a street value of $3,000, was wrapped in cellophane and placed in one of the organization's clothing donation bins. It would seem some saintly do-gooder, kind-hearted and caring, virtuous and true, decided to dig deep and give the gift of a fuckload of weed to the youth under the non-profit's mentorship.

Tyler Moles, the president of Big Brothers Big Sisters' Think Big Foundation, tells the News-Leader that there's no way of knowing who placed the pot in the bin or why, which frankly speaks to the selflessness of our hero.

Unfortunately, the volunteers who found this precious gift made the mistake of immediately calling the police, who took the bundle as evidence, as is their way.

"That's the most expensive thing ever put in the bin, and we weren't able to use it to help the charity," Moles tells the News-Leader.

Moles says he was initially hesitant to call attention to the unusual gift, but the group has received fewer donations of clothes and shoes this year than in the past. He hopes the publicity surrounding the case will remind people to give in the cold winter months.

Police have thankfully been unable to identify our Good Samaritan, and no arrests have been made. According to Moles, it would be all but impossible to determine which bin the bundle was initially dropped in, let alone to identify who did the dropping.

Staffers at Big Brothers Big Sisters have speculated that maybe the person was fleeing from police and dropped the pot in the bin to get rid of evidence, or that perhaps a person who was obviously far too stoned forgot that it was stashed in a pile of clothes they later donated.

We at the RFT reject those theories, and have one of our own: There is good in the world, there is hope for us all, and somebody out there appreciates the hard work of charitable organizations.

Next time: Keep it.
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