Divorced NJ woman to donate wedding band, engagement ring to couple in need
A New Jersey
woman who got divorced last year is donating her wedding band and diamond
engagement ring to couples struggling during the pandemic.
Bonavita posted on Facebook that she would be giving her rings away, and her
ex-husband added his wedding band to the offer. The rings are worth a total of
“I wasn’t sure if I would even get any response,” Bonavita says. “And to be totally
honest, the first comment I got was,
'No one wants your cursed rings.'”
then, Bonavita has received more than a thousand responses from couples who had
survived illness, house fires, joblessness, disabilities and even mass
The couple say
they are hoping for Bonavita’s rings to wear as a symbol of the love that got
“Every story touches me in its own way,” Bonavita.
Bonavita will decide which
couple will get the wedding rings on Valentine’s Day.
Bonavita has also received
several requests of people wanting to give away their own unused wedding and
She says she
plans to set up a post office box
to give those rings to the people who have written to her.