MILWAUKEE — The Salvation Army Red Kettle kicked off December by uncovering several special coins valued at more than $1,000.
According to The Salvation Army, a South African Krugerrand gold coin was dropped into a kettle inside JCPenney at Brookfield Square on Friday, December 1st, with a value of $1,300-$1,400.
A Canadian Silver Dollar was also uncovered in the red kettle at the Hobby Lobby on Friday, located on Sunset Avenue in Waukesha — valued roughly at $15.
These coins are the latest of five special coins The Salvation Army has received so far this season, including:
- Canadian Gold Maple Leaf ($1,300 – $1,400 value)
- Silver Dollar (Canadian) — Value roughly $15
- Silver Dollar (Unknown nation) — Value roughly $15
These amazing acts of generosity will certainly help because the Red Kettle Campaign in Milwaukee County is behind $30,000 compared to this time last year. The campaign goal for the 2017 Christmas season is $3.8 million. Red Kettle Campaign donations support more than 80 programs and services in Milwaukee County.
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