EMPORIA, Kan -- It's a scavenger hunt for cash through the most modern of means: social media.
Earlier this week, an anonymous, wealthy California man hid up to $100 or so in public places in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose and then posted clues to the money's whereabouts through his Twitter page, appropriately dubbed Hidden Cash.
Now, the movement has come to Kansas and Missouri. A twitter account @HiddenCashKS announced its clues, directing people to an undisclosed, but recognizable, park for those in Emporia, Kan. and another in Goodland, Kan. (See picture below.) The Missouri twitter account @HiddenCashMO was just started on Friday.
In California, $100 bills, or envelopes containing several $20 bills were hidden for the $1,000-a-day philanthropy for what the Twitter account called "an anonymous social experiment for good."
If the social experiment in Kansas is anything like the experience in California, it resulted in feel-good selfies of people who found money.
In California, the anonymous donor and owner of the Twitter page is a real estate investor who's had the good fortune of joining the wealthiest 1% of American society, especially in the past few years, he said.
When he recently closed a deal with a six-figure profit, the philanthropist decided to "give some of it back" through random acts of kindness, he told CNN.
It is unclear if the person or people behind Hidden Cash KS and Hidden Cash MO is the same as the California donor. Click here to read more about him.
"This is not a set-up charity, but I wanted to do something fun and creative," the anonymous California donor said. "We were thinking of something like the 'Survivor' TV show or something of that nature that was a scavenger hunt. They were basically too involved. So what we did was hide cash in different places. I thought it would be fun, but it's also something simple to execute. All you're doing is leaving money and putting clues on Twitter."