Charities are counting on generous people, especially during the holidays, and an anonymous person in Caldwell has a big heart. A typical Salvation Army kettle brings in about $120 a day, but over the last few days, people sorting the kettle cash found some sparkling surprises.
"We try to help the people in need first and then the gift came after. It's cool because you meet the need no matter if you have the money or not and somehow God knows and he sends the provision in such a meaningful way like this, especially touching families is so so important this time of year," said the Robyn Bridgeo from the Caldwell Salvation Army.
The coins are valued at about $400 a piece, nearly $14,000 total. Money raised during the Red Kettle campaign stays in the community and stretches into the new year to continue providing services.