Anonymous donor drops rings worth $1500 into Salvation Army kettle

Anonymous donor drops rings worth $1500 into Salvation Army kettle


WALTHAM – A special donation to one of the Salvation Army’s red kettles in Waltham will make the holidays a lot brighter for those who may need it.

Salvation Army Lieutenant Nicole Fullop was opening the kettles and counting donations from Market Basket in Waltham when she noticed something curious.

An anonymous donor dropped a wedding and engagement ring into a Salvation Army kettle at the Waltham Market Basket.

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“It was actually in the money. There was a dollar bill kinda around it,” Fullop said.

“It” was in a little baggie — a winding band, an engagement ring and a typed note of explanation.

“It was from their first love, and they hoped that their first love would… this would be their second time around,” Fullop explained.

It was a gift dropped from anonymously who wanted those rings to help dozens of local families.

“I was in shock. I was honored someone would think of the Salvation Army,” Fullop said.

The rings were valued at $1,500 and will be sold to provide food, toys and utilities and rental assistance to families.

To the giver, Fullop had a message: “We thank you and we love you. Merry Christmas.”

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