The Salvation Army metropolitan division has been finding gold coins in its kettles since 1982. Over the years, 370 gold coins have been donated.
This year one donor gave something very unusual.
"This year we received something unusual, we received a one thousand dollar, I believe it's a 1934 federal note in one of the kettles in the Norridge area, I have no idea what it's worth but obviously it's worth more than its face value," said Lt. Colonel David Grindle, Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army is still $2 million from its $12 million goal for this season's kettle campaign. All donations received through the end of January will count toward that goal.