A Minnesota businessman made a very large donation to the WCCO Trees of Hope campaign for the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, to honor a very special military family.
The Minnesota National Guard has just over 13,000 active soldiers and airmen. Of course, they’re not the only ones who feel the effects of deployment. Their families do, too.
The Salvation Army raises around $3 million every year in the Twin Cities through their red kettle campaign. The campaign started in San Francisco in 1891. Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee came up with the idea to collect money to feed the poor during the holiday season. He used a single iron kettle for donations.
This week as part of the “Trees of Hope” campaign, WCCO-TV is working with the Salvation Army to give kids toys this holiday season.
At this time of year, you’re sure to hear the ringing bells from the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. Volunteer bell ringers are stationed near the kettles to remind and encourage people to donate.
During the holidays, it can be easy to fall into a gift-shopping, gift-giving frenzy.
The Salvation Army is known for helping people in crisis and for their presence during the holidays, but the organization is launching a new program to help those in need create a life where they don’t have to rely emergency services.
Kids took over ringing bells at red kettles across the Twin Cities Saturday. The Salvation Army teamed up with Thrivent Financial for “Kids at the Kettle Day.” For every coin dropped into a red kettle Saturday, Thrivent will double it up to $25,000.
In Tuesday’s phone bank, more than $26,000 was donated for the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. And if you missed the phone bank, it’s not too late to donate to the cause.
Trees of Hope is now shining a light on the good work done by Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, a place for people who are fighting for their lives. Not a hospital, but an organization that offers another kind of healing for those who are battling drug and alcohol addiction.
This week, WCCO-TV is featuring the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Society Alliance for its Trees of Hope Campaign. In one day, WCCO-TV viewers raised more than $14,000 for cancer research by calling in.
The average age for a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is 63, so it was a shock when a 7-year-old Minnesota girl found out she had it. We first introduced you to Harlie Corneliusen in September. After chemo and some dark days, she is now free of cancer.
The disease often goes undetected until it’s too late for the women who get it, but groundbreaking research at the University of Minnesota could mean ovarian cancer is discovered much earlier.
It started with a wish to get unused kids’ bikes out of garages and into the hands of children who would ride them. Six years later, Free Bikes 4 Kidz has given away about 20,000 bikes.
The charity effort that celebrates kids who make a difference is returning to Minnesota Wednesday. Instead of a day in school, 20,000 students will experience the ultimate concert and speaker series known as We Day. Co-founder Marc Kielburger said Minnesota is the obvious place to celebrate kids who are changing their communities and the world.