MADISON (WKOW) -- It's the giving season and one anonymous donor gave a little extra yesterday.
He dropped a gold coin into one of the Salvation Army's red kettles in Madison.
The South African kugerrand is worth more than $1,200.
A spokesman for the Salvation Army of Dane County says the donor wanted to spread a message on giving Tuesday.
"He just wanted to encourage people that was a good day to maybe inspire people to give or to give a special gift... throughout the season... he thought that was a good way again this year to do that," said Chris Ziemba of the Salvation Army of Dane County.
The Salvation Army of Dane County hopes to raise more than $700,000 during its Red Kettle campaign, which helps to pay for the organization's family shelter and food pantry.
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