Woman Honors Late Husband by Dropping Wedding, Engagement Rings Into Salvation Army Red Kettle

Suzanne Robertson
Along with the rings came a note, an appraisal and a wish for those less fortunate.

Here's your feel good story of the day! 

An anonymous woman dropped her diamond engagement ring and wedding band, worth almost $2,000, into a Salvation Army Red Kettle in Boston. 

The rings came with a note. She wanted to honor her husband's "joy in giving at Christmastime, especially to those in need" and wants funds from the ring to help 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," the note read. "I'm hoping there's someone out there who made lots of money this year and will buy the ring for ten times its worth. After all, there's no price on love or the sentimental value of this ring."

Bell ringer Robert Barr, working with the Salvation Army as part of his court-ordered community service, said the donor was a small woman, probably in her 50s, who stopped for just a moment to talk.


"We're so moved and incredibly grateful to the generous individual who made such a loving and kind donation," says Major David B. Davis, divisional commander of the Massachusetts Salvation Army. "This heartwarming gift boosts all of our staff, bell-ringers, and volunteers who are working tirelessly during the Red Kettle Campaign to encourage donations that help those in need."

For more information on the Salvation Army or to donate online, visit: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/