The famous red tins of the Salvation Army tend to catch only spare change around the holidays but for one lucky kettle in Waite Park yesterday it grabbed a whopping $1,100 from a single donation.

Discovered by the major while he was counting the money, the donation was a series of 11 $100 bills folded in on each other. The hefty sum was a much-needed boost as the SA campaign is currently $14,000 off pace compared to this time last year. The campaign still has a long way to go to reach its $220,000 goal before the drive wraps up on Dec. 24.