For 28th year, gold coin gifted to local Salvation Army

November 14, 2018

It might not come as a surprise, but that doesn’t mean the appearance of another gold coin is any less special for the Kankakee Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army began its annual Red Kettle Drive last Friday, and during the weekend, an anonymous benefactor dropped a gold coin in the kettle located at the Jewel grocery store in Kankakee. The coin is an American Buffalo 1-ounce NGC Gold Bullion Coin and has an approximate value of $1,100.

This marks the 28th year that an anonymous donor has put a gold coin in one of the local kettles. The coin’s value will go a long way in helping The Salvation Army reach this year’s goal of raising $105,000.

The red kettles will be at a variety of area locations until noon on Christmas Eve. The drive is the organization’s main fundraising activity, and 100 percent of the money collected will remain in Kankakee County. These funds help those needing sheltering services, food, and clothing throughout the year.

Donations may be made at a red kettle or mailed to 148 N Harrison Ave., P O Box 1764, Kankakee IL 60901.

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