Boston Woman Honors Husband's Memory

With Unique Donation 


With our 124th Red Kettle Campaign in full swing, every day until Christmas our bell ringers are witnessing the love and generosity of supporters. While typical contributions to our red kettles usually involve dollars and coins, on occasion, one of our 25,000 volunteer bell ringers will receive a donation that stands out.

Yesterday, an anonymous donor in Boston slipped a wedding band and a diamond engagement ring into a red kettle, along with a jeweler's appraisal and this heartfelt note:

"I’ve dropped my wedding ring in your red kettle knowing that the money from its sale will buy toys for needy children. In all seasons, my husband was a giver. 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 ten times it’s worth. After all, there’s no price on love or the sentimental value of this ring. But money will help the kids. May everyone have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!"


We are so touched this woman chose to honor her beloved husband through such a selfless act.

Kettle donations help us serve 4.2 million individuals during the holidays with food, shelter, financial assistance and Christmas presents for children. See how your donations change lives.   

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