Anonymous Donor Places Gold Coin in a Salvation Army Red Kettle

An anonymous donor placed a gold coin in a Salvation Army red kettle in St. Clair Shores.

South African Kruggerand. (Submitted photo)
South African Kruggerand. (Submitted photo)

Throughout the Salvation Army's annual red kettle campaign, donors often give quarters, nickels and dimes.

But recently, a donor gave a coin that was a bit shinier and will go a long way in helping the Salvation Army achieve its mission.

The Salvation Army of Warren recently received a 1980 South African Kruggerand that was dropped into the red kettle at Kroger on Marter at Jefferson.

The gold coin has an estimated value of $1,200, according to a release. That can help feed 10 hungry people a year, or help provide coats to keep 48 children warm this winter season. 

Donors can still contribute to the Salvation Army at any of the 470 red kettle locations throughout metro Detroit through Dec. 24. Tax deductible contributions are also accepted:

  • Online at www.salmich.org
  • Calling at 877-SAL-MICH
  • Texting “SALMICH” to 80888 to make an automatic $10 donation


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