The Salvation Army made quite the find in one of their red kettles Tuesday.
A gold coin was dropped into a Green Bay kettle.
This is the sixth consecutive year that a gold coin has been donated to a Red Kettle in the Green Bay area.
“We are in the two biggest weeks of our Christmas fundraising campaign, so to receive a gift like this now is truly a blessing,” said Major Bob Mueller, Coordinator for The Salvation Army. “Since this donation was made on a match day, the value of this gift is doubled thanks to the Green Bay Packers Give Back Foundation. This donation truly illustrates the generosity and caring attitudes of all those in our community.”
The coin, a one ounce gold South African Krugerrand, is estimated to have a value of $1,160, according to the Salvation Army and American Antiques and Jewelry.
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles have also received an additional coin collection this Christmas season at the kettle at Dick’s Family Foods in Wrightstown. This coin collection has an estimated value of $150.
“These coins speak to the importance of bell ringers and proves you just never know what will end up in a kettle,” said Mueller.
Funds raised from the coins and through the annual Christmas Campaign, will help The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay provide crucial social services to thousands of people in the Greater Green Bay area. To date, The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay has raised 48% of its $1 million goal.