(Staff) COINS, paper money and sometimes transit tokens are regularly dropped into the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettles – but this past December expensive jewelry was slipped in as well. People of all faiths and none are supportive of the Christian denomination’s work to fight poverty. But in Boston a widow quietly dropped in her wedding and diamond engagement rings. Inspired by this generosity another Bostonian dropped a diamond-encrusted cross pendant into another of the charity’s red kettles. All she asked was that the proceeds be used to buy toys for poor children. Then another widow donated US$21,000 – ten times what the rings were worth – so she could return them to their original owner. “There’s something special happening here in Boston,” said Salvation Army Capt. Myron Smith.