The number of homeless youth in Minnesota is on the rise. On any given night, homeless teens and young adults could fill half the hotel rooms in downtown Minneapolis.
More than 60 of the Twin Cities top business leaders are trading their warm beds for a sleeping bag Sunday night. It’s part of YouthLink’s executive sleep-out known as the “Night of Hope.” They’ll spend the night outside, just like thousands of homeless people do each night.
Ovarian cancer is not one of the most talked about forms of cancer, but it is one of the most dangerous types. The average age a woman is diagnosed with it is 63. That’s why 7-year-old Harlie Corneliusen’s story is so very rare.
A group of motorcycle riders are trying to accomplish a goal: To help people battling breast cancer. Every year, the bikers rev their engines for the Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. They say the more donations they get, the more breast cancer patients they can help.
A little girl accomplished something big, thanks in part to WCCO viewers. Mollie Ferrel raced in Saturday’s “Miracles of Mitch” Triathlon on behalf of kids who are unable.
A young girl in Shakopee is trying to accomplish a goal: to help kids with cancer. Mollie Ferrel set up a lemonade stand at the corner of Brittany Drive and 17th Avenue. She stands with her sign, waiting for her next customer. She wants to sell as much lemonade as she can.
We want to say thank you for helping kids in need get a boost before heading back to school. As part of our Accomplish MN campaign, we asked you to help the non-profit organization Simon Says Give.
With 9-year-old Jayden and 7-year-old Andrew, Karen Wettanen is always busy. And when back-to-school time arrives, she’s almost always strapped. The working mom from St. Louis Park lives on a fixed income, so filling up their backpacks stretches her budget.
Accomplish MN is partnering with Simon Says Give on their annual High Five for Supplies backpack drive. The 3rd Annual High Five for Supplies drive kicked off on July 7 and runs through August 14.
Accomplish MN wants to bring to your attention an upcoming event that will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children—Twin Cities.
When someone needs a hand, Minnesotans are always there to help. Monday night, we met Drew Giuliani, a lucky boy with a big heart and big plans to give back to those who saved his life. At 9 months old, he had a rare form of eye cancer called Retinoblastoma.
WCCO viewers raised over 85 percent of the total airline miles donated nationwide during Make-A-Wish Foundation’s “Wishes in Flight” drive in April. According to Make-A-Wish Minnesota’s development director, the organization raised 21 million miles nationally during the drive, and 18 million of those came directly from viewers of WCCO.
Thanks to our WCCO viewers and listeners, Tuesday’s Accomplish MN Make-a-Wish drive turned out to be a huge success. Our goal was to raise 10 million airline miles for Make-a-Wish Minnesota through your donations. Those miles would help get kids to their dream destination.
When our neighbors need a hand, Minnesotans always seem to be there to help. So on Tuesday, we’re proud to tell you about Accomplish Minnesota. It’s a way for all of us to get involved in the community we care so much about through a program called Wishes in Flight.