It was a normal day in Minneapolis. A friendly salvation army volunteer was cheerfully ringing her bell outside of the local grocery store, asking for donations from anyone who could spare a dollar or two.
But when a couple walked up and stuffed a white envelope into the red kettle, the volunteer thought itwas a bit odd. She thanked the couple anyways as they continued on their way.
A bit later a team of Salvation Army officials showed up and asked the volunteer if she had opened the kettle bell yet. She said no, and so the officials began to look inside, leafing through the dollar bills and change until they finally came across the white envelope.
Its contents were a record for the Minneapolis branch of the Salvation Army: a check for $500,000 dedicated to help anyone and everyone out that needed a hand this holiday season.
It turns out that the couple actually wished to remain anonymous and realized afterwards that their names might get out there once the Salvation Army volunteers noticed the giant check.
They asked to remain anonymous because to donate publicly is the very opposite of what it means to be charitable!
To make matters even more amazing, it turns out that that branch of the Salvation Army was behind in donations about $500,000, so this anonymous gift got them right back on schedule!