Secret Santa Drops Gold into Daphne Salvation Army Kettle

DAPHNE, Ala (WKRG)-- It's an amazing gift from a secret Santa, who hopes to the gift will inspire others to give. A gold coin was left in a Salvation Army kettle in Daphe, along with a note. The South African coin, a Krugerrand contains nearly $1,300 in gold.  A note left with the coin reads:

"It's that special time of year again. My family and I have been so very blessed, and we are so grateful! We will have a special Christmas, and we hope this will help others to have one too. I challenge Mobile and Baldwin Counties to open their hearts and wallets and help too."

The Salvation Army posted a picture of the coin and the note, along with a message of their gratitude.


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