A man at a Kmart placed $5,500 in $100 bills into the famous Salvation Army red kettle, a spokeswoman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The unnamed donor in Georgia, gave the large amount of cash just at a time when the charity is seeing a dip in donations.
The Salvation Army on Maui said one area donor gave generously this holiday season — leaving a diamond ring and a gold band in one of the organization’s red kettles, reported the KITV News.
As usual, gold coins are showing up in various places, a Kroger store in Indiana, a Costco in Kansas City, and kettles in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Illinois — each one bestowing happiness on the bell-ringing volunteer and hundreds or thousands of dollars to the local charity. (One local article here)