Salvation Army receives generous donation in unexpected form

Many people drop spare pennies or nickels into Salvation Army buckets around the holidays. Some others drop pure gold coins.

Last Friday in Portland, Oregon, the Salvation Army found a 1-oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin in one of its donation kettles. The spot price of one ounce of gold is currently around $1,200.

This is the sixth year in a row that the Salvation Army has found a valuable precious metal coin in one of its Portland kettles. North Carolina has also been repeatedly receiving gold coin donations for several years, the most recent one being a gold Australian Kangaroo coin.

The coin was wrapped in a note which read: “Last year none of the news channels reported about the 1oz pure gold coin given to The Salvation Army of Portland. We would like the proceeds of this gold coin to be used in feeding hungry kids this year. Thank you.”

The Salvation Army hopes to raise $750,000 during this year’s Christmas season for need-based services in the Portland area such as heating houses, feeding hungry families, and providing shelter to domestic abuse victims.

Salvation Army spokeswoman Teresa Steinmetz responded to the donor’s note with: “We just want to say thank you for your generosity and for trusting the Salvation Army with this valuable coin.”

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Photo: By Dwight Burdette (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons



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  • […] Many people drop spare pennies into Salvation Army buckets around the holidays…and others drop pure gold coins. Last week in Portland, Oregon, the Salvation Army discovered a 1-oz. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin in one of its donation kettles. This is not the first time this has happened – the Portland-area Salvation Army has received gold coin donations like this for the past six years in a row. Other major cities such as Tulsa and Houston have also received these mystery donations. The coin was wrapped in a note from the donor, to which Salvation Army spokeswoman Teresa Steinmetz responded: “We just want to say thank you for your generosity and for trusting the Salvation Army with this valuable coin.” Read more in Tuesday’s blog. […]

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