As part of Accomplish Minnesota, we’ve held Wishes in Flight phone drives, where viewers have donated miles to help make kids’ dreams come true, and we’ve helped facilitate others, like when we built a treehouse on the ‘CCO rooftop. But on Monday, WCCO got to grant a wish.
Any child who has had chemotherapy gets to make a wish with Make-A-Wish Minnesota. There are so many ways to get involved and help make these wishes a reality, and one includes a commitment of only a few hours.
Parents spent an average of $100 per student on school supplies last year. Many families in one Minneapolis neighborhood can’t afford that.
Few teenage girls would give up the chance to see their favorite boy band. But when a scheduling conflict got in the way, Alex, Abby and their dad had an idea. Instead of selling their tickets to this weekend’s One Direction concert at TCF Bank Stadium, they would give them away.
There are parts around the Twin Cities that don’t have access to healthy, fresh food on a regular basis. That’s why one Metro Transit bus was converted to a healthy grocery store on wheels.
Kendall Emfield throws a lot of parties for a 16-year-old, but these aren’t your typical teenage get-togethers. “It’s very social because it’s not something you have to concentrate too hard on,” Kendall said. “We’ll have 15 people over and they kind of come and go throughout the day.”
Rachel Mairose started Secondhand Hounds in 2009. “So far we’ve adopted almost 8,000 dogs out since 2009,” Mairose said.
Teenage sisters Sonja and Alexis Pearson returned to the hospital where doctors saved Sonja’s life when she was a toddler.
Hundreds of people rely on the Salvation Army in the Twin Cities for a safe place to sleep or a warm meal. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army relies on its volunteers to help serve everyone.
This week, Kylie introduces us to Syndey. Ten-year-old Sydney Macmurray came up from Huntsville, Ala. to receive a bone marrow transplant at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive family homeless shelter in Minnesota. So they need a lot of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are vast, ranging from daytime early childhood development, children’s education, meal servers and tutors.
Natalie had a quick trip to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of St. Paul to fix her kidneys, but she’s planning to spend a lot of time in hospitals in the future. This week’s Kylie’s Kid has big plans to help others and maybe get a little famous along the way.
Today’s weather gave a lot of Minnesotans a great reason to get outside and help a good cause. Dogs, cats and even a few reptiles took their owners on a two-and-a half mile walk in Golden Valley.
Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society came to the WCCO studios with Sugar Mama, a 5-year-old Pomeranian with a whole lot of personality.
Next Saturday is the “Get Your Wag On” Walk for Animals for the Animal Humane Society. One little girl chose a unique way to raise money for it Sunday.
The Minnesota Reading Corps is recruiting 1,400 reading tutors for the 2015-2016 school year. Reading tutors spend time in pre-kindergarten and elementary school classrooms helping children improve their skills with reading and vocabulary.
“Simon Says Give” likes to celebrate birthdays. They host kids who otherwise wouldn’t get a chance to party!
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery works to end child abuse and help to create strong healthy families by supporting families in crisis. They have a 24-hour helpline, offer crisis counseling and overnight care for children.
It’s been nearly five years since a cancer diagnosis ended a promising football career for Connor Cosgrove. He was a wide receiver at the University of Minnesota when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. He had to stop playing football, and underwent years of chemotherapy treatments.
Taking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.
Airline miles donated by WCCO viewers are bringing a smile to the face of a 5-year-old New Richland boy. Isaiah is on his way to Disney World this morning thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s “Wishes in Flight” drive.
With the help of 2,200 volunteers, Open Arms of Minnesota makes and delivers free meals to people fighting life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. You can’t go wrong with any volunteer assignment.
A group of police officers is answering a call for help from some of their own and accomplishing something great for Minnesota.
Earlier this month we told you how someone was deliberately hurting dogs in Lakeville. Screws and safety pins were hidden in pieces of hot dog, and thrown into yards.
Earlier this week, WCCO introduced you to Gabe, a competitive 12-year-old from Vadnais Heights. He couldn’t play sports while doctors treated him for lymphoma but now, he’s cancer free. This week, Gabe had some special moments with his hockey heroes.