And the “Season of Giving” just keeps getting better.  A third gold coin has been donated! On Saturday, December 6th, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston received its third gold coin of the season, donated at a red kettle outside of Kroger, located at 9325 Katy Freeway.

The one ounce Gold Coin is a 2009 Lady Liberty and, as all other gold coins have been, was wrapped inside a note. This time, the note read “A time for every purpose under the heaven… Now is a time for peace and a time to love.” Also different, the note had a dollar coin taped to both sides of the note. The previous two gold coins and notes were wrapped inside a dollar bill.

The first gold coin, a 1985 Canadian 50 Dollar Maple Leaf, was received on Monday, December 1st, at the Red Kettle site outside of Sam’s Club, located at 5310 South Rice Avenue. Last year’s first gold coin was also dropped at this location.

The second gold coin was also a 1985 Canadian 50 Dollar Maple Leaf. This one ounce gold coin was dropped at the red kettle outside of Walmart, located at 1118 Silber. A gold cold was also donated at this location last year.

The note enclosed with both of these gold coins read “A child is born, Jesus! Merry Christmas!”

This year, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston hopes to raise $1.3 million dollars through the Red Kettle Campaign. The red kettles can be found outside of more than 280 stores across the greater Houston area. Although the Red Kettle Campaign is nationwide, this fundraising effort is locally driven. All the money raised benefits the programs and services provided in our local community.

We invite the community to share with us and with their family and friends why they donate to the red kettles. Tell us what your #RedKettleReason is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to use the hashtag! To learn why others donate to The Salvation Army or to make your online donation, visit

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