The Exchange : A map to track gold coins that show up in Salvation Army red kettles

A map to track gold coins that show up in Salvation Army red kettles

Each year around this time, various gold coins find their way into Salvation Army kettles. As we get closer to Christmas, there will be more and more stories showing up of generous individuals who make the anonymous donations. 

 

Last year, whenever I'd come across such a story, I'd share it on the ANA's Twitter and Facebook feeds. This year, I thought it would be fun to try something new - I'm going to map the donations using Google Maps, which will give us an opportunity to see where the most donations are taking place. Each map marker (I'm using a South African Krugerrand as the map icon, since that's the type of gold coin most often dropped in the kettles) includes information on the donation and a link to the original story. 

 

We'll keep sharing the stories on Twitter and Facebook as well. If you see or hear of a story that we haven't shared, you're always welcome to tweet us about it @ANACoins, post it on our Facebook page or drop me a line at jsherlock@money.org

 

And now, the map, as it stands today: 

 

 

 

Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00

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