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Three anonymous donors offer to match donations to Salvation Army

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010  |  Updated 7:15 PM CDT
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Donors to The Salvation Army can double their donated dollars to the charity during this holiday season.

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Donors to The Salvation Army can double their donated dollars to the charity during this holiday season.

The Salvation Army announced Tuesday that three anonymous donors have offered to match all donations up to $300,000 given to the charity's red kettles in the Chicago area through Friday.

A fourth anonymous donor has offered to match gold coins found in the kettles up to 100 coins.

The charity said a dozen gold coins have been found so far this holiday season.  More than 300 gold coins have been donated since 1982, when the first one was dropped into a kettle in Crystal Lake.

The kettles have been on the streets since Nov. 19 with the goal of collecting $12 million. The Salvation Army said they need another $5.5 million to meet the goal.

The charity says its fundraising campaign continues until the end of January.

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