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Salvation Army's Brooch Worth $4.6K Adds to Red Kettle Bling

Salvation Army's Brooch Worth $4.6K Adds to Red Kettle Bling

A donation is made to a Salvation Army red kettle on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Hallandale, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 December 2017 01:02 PM

The Salvation Army received a gold and diamond brooch worth at least $5,000 from an anonymous donor to be added to its red kettle bling-- such as diamond rings, a Rolex watch and other valuable pieces of jewelry.

According to Inside Edition, a Boston woman donated the expensive piece of jewelry shaped like a fish and containing 32 diamonds, along with a 1998 receipt confirming a value of $4,680.

"A friend had given it to her and he had passed on, so she wanted to donate it in his honor," Salvation Army spokesperson Drew Forster told Inside Edition on Monday, saying the woman preferred to remain anonymous.

Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Divisional Commander Major David B. Davis said, per CBS News, the “gift is a reminder that there are hidden heroes throughout the Commonwealth, and we are grateful to them and all donors, large or small, who embody the spirit of the season and help us support individuals and families in need.”

The holidays are a busy time for The Salvation Army as it strives to widely distribute help to those in need through its Red Kettle campaign, which encourages members of the public to make donations.

Over the years the charity has seen its share of kindness and generosity.

In 2014, a Boston widow donated her engagement and wedding rings to the Salvation Army along with a note saying the money from their sale “will buy toys for needy children,” KSAT-TV reported.

“In all seasons, my husband was a giver," she continued. "I especially remember his joy in giving at Christmastime, especially to those in need. To honor his memory, I donate this ring. I'm hoping there's someone out there who made lots of money this year and will buy the ring for 10 times its worth.”

There have been numerous other flashy donations including a Rolex watch and various other expensive jewelry items that raked in nearly $70,000 in proceeds since 2014, New England Cable News said.

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The Salvation Army received a gold and diamond brooch worth at least $5,000 from an anonymous donor to be added to its red kettle bling-- such as diamond rings, a Rolex watch and other valuable pieces of jewelry.
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