WICHITA, Kan. — 'Hidden Cash' has arrived in Kansas.
The "anonymous social experiment for good" started in San Francisco, which is basically a social media scavenger hunt for hidden money placed by anonymous donors. Since then, other groups have started similar efforts across the country.
The social experiment is making waves in Wichita. The donors of Hidden Cash Wichita, who wished to remain anonymous, tell KAKE News, "we put a smile on their face and it makes us happy that we are out helping people hopefully they need the money more than we do."
Local treasure seekers here say this experiment makes them want to give back as well. "I think it would be more fun being involved in hiding the money, getting it to the people," said Dennis Reese.
Chris Hamilton, also wants to help hide the money, "it's almost like Christmas day seeing other people opening up presents and seeing the joy on their face. It gives the same type of warmth."
Thursday, a new Twitter account popped up in Kansas. Once the money is placed, @HiddenCashKS will tweet clues about how to find it.
The Kansas account was created Thursday morning, but already has more than 1,000 followers. The original Twitter account formed in San Francisco can be found by clicking here
This is the first and official KANSAS hidden cash page :) Watch for Tweets and money to come! Happy Hunting!— Hidden Cash KS (@HiddenCashKS) May 29, 2014
Thursday afternoon, a separate game began in Wichita: @HiddenCashKS Its first prize was five dollars, but the anonymous author promises more money is coming - with perhaps one hidden envelope at Riverfest.