I remember early on in the game being told that if I donate money to the camps lockbox, that I can use these funds to improve the camp.
Up until early chapter 3 (where I currently am, so no spoilers please), this is what I did: Taking funds from my personal savings, then upgrading the camp with what I'd just put into the contributions.
However, I just accidentally bought an improvement without actually having the enough in the camp funds and lo and behold, it took what was needed from my wallet as I had more than enough there.
If it can just take funds directly from me, why in the world would I ever want to manually contribute to the camp?
Contributing valuables is nice and convenient, but now I'm wondering what benefit (if any) exists for donating my hard earned cash. I don't see a way to remove cash, so it's not like it's a safe place to store personal funds...
Plus, if the camp was fully upgraded, couldn't I just accidentally donate too much, leaving extra in the lockbox with no way to get it back (which I haven't quite done yet, so I cannot test.. perhaps you get cut off..)?