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Wedding ring found in Red Shoe Drive donations

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A woman's diamond-studded wedding ring was apparently donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities by mistake during a fundraising drive in Mission Valley, it was reported Friday.

The ring was found among donated change in a large red boot held out to passing motorists on Thursday, according to U-T San Diego. The owner was urged to contact Gail Sullivan at the Ronald McDonald House Charities at (858) 467-4750 with a detailed description of the ring, the newspaper reported.

Mission Valley was just one of several communities throughout the county where volunteers stood near busy intersections on Thursday to collect change from passing motorists while they were stopped for red lights.

The annual drive brought in about $150,000 this year, U-T San Diego reported. That's nearly 60 percent more than last year.

Ronald McDonald House Charities give financial and housing support to families with children battling serious illnesses.

This was not the first year jewelry was found among the loot. Two years ago, a pair of dangling diamond earrings was found. Last month, a similar fundraiser for the Burn Institute that places firefighters on corners with their boots netted a men's wedding ring by mistake.

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