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Saint Grand is back and giving $1,000 gifts

Saint Grand is back with first gift of the season

Added on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division

Roseville, Minn- The anonymous donor The Salvation Army has affectionately dubbed “Saint Grand” is back with a $1,200 donation to a red kettle at the Lunds and Byerlys in Roseville on Dec. 5.

In 2011, the donor began dropping bundles of 10, crisp $100 bills into red kettles all over the metro area. Then in 2015, Saint Grand upped the gifts to $1,100. In 2016, the gifts went up to $1,200.

“We are excited to have Saint Grand back making these generous gifts again this year,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division. “With an $11.7 million dollar Christmas goal in the Twin Cities, donations like this really make a difference.”

Over the last seven years, Saint Grand has donated $102,004 in cash to The Salvation Army.

2017 Saint Grand gifts:

  • Dec. 5, $1200 at Lunds and Byerlys in Roseville

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