MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A mystery donor to the Twin Cities Salvation Army has inspired a copycat.

A donor has dropped $1,000 into a red kettle at least six times in Minneapolis. Officials believe all six of those donations were from the same person because of how the bills were folded.

But earlier this week, another thousand-dollar donation was slipped into a Salvation Army kettle. This time, there was a note attached saying the donor was inspired by the other generous holiday giver.

Wisconsin is seeing its share of generous giving too. An anonymous donor in Green Bay dropped a gold coin into a red kettle this week. That coin was found to be worth 16-hundred dollars.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.