Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Every holiday season, you’re sure to see the Salvation Army bell ringers out in full force. You may think there’s just dollar bills and loose change in those kettles, but every now and again something odd shows up.
A few odd tokens of generosity include valuable coins, wedding rings, Monopoly money, casino chips, lottery tickets, Viagra pills, and a gold dental bridge.
The Salvation Army also has its own “Secret Santa.” Every year an anonymous donor deposits cashier’s checks wrapped in dollar bills. In eight years, he has donated $500,000.
See Melanie Grayce West, This Is a Fine Kettle of . . . Viagra: Salvation Army’s Very Odd Catch, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 20, 2013.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.