Back in December, employees of The Salvation Army of Kansas City, KS were elated to find a .82 carat European-cut diamond wrapped in an unmarked piece of paper that had been dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle outside of a Walmart store in Shawnee, KS.
Meierotto’s Jewelers, a local supporter of The Salvation Army, donated not only a free appraisal of the ring, but also an additional 18 karat white gold ring. Combined, the beautiful ring is 1.32 carats total diamond weight and valued at around $3,000.
“75% off basket-weaving classes? Yes!”
Who doesn’t love a good Groupon once in awhile? The popular daily-deal website offers fantastic prices for just about every product, service, and excursion under the sun.
But what if your daily Groupon offered you “$10.00 to help keep an area family warm”? Would you buy it?
Thanks to your support and generosity, The Salvation Army raised a record $147.6 million during the 2011 Christmas Red Kettle Campaign, setting a fundraising record for the seventh straight year! This is a $5.6 million increase from last year!
The Salvation Army Kroc Center of Kapolei, Hawaii invites you to attend their official dedication and open house tomorrow, January 28.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the event will kick off with a dedication ceremony followed by an open house that will run from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.