ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WXYZ) – The Salvation Army’s secret Santa strikes again for the sixth year in a row.
A spokesperson from the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit said the secret Santa dropped a 1980 South African gold Krugerrand into a red kettle at the Marter Street Kroger in St. Clair Shores.
The gold coin is worth about $1,300, according to the Salvation Army.
The donation will help:
- Provide a child with a warm winter coat
- Send a child to summer day camp through The Salvation Army Outdoors program
- Reconnect families through the Harbor Light’s drug and rehabilitation/treatment program
- Protect and preserve families through the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
- Helps a family become self-sufficient through the Pathway of Hope program
- Helps a child succeed academically through after-school programs
Apparently, the mysterious donor has placed a Krugerrand into the kettle at around the same time frame and location since 2013.
All six coins have an estimated value of nearly $7,400.
For those who don’t have a $1,300 gold coin but are still looking to donate, click here for more information.