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.
More than 20 Twin Cities students lost their homes to an apartment fire earlier this week. The Anoka-Hennepin School District says some of them came to school Monday in pajamas and without shoes.
Some trick-or-treaters were hunting for more than just candy on Friday. Students across the state collected canned food for We Scare Hunger. It’s one way to earn a ticket to We Day at the Xcel Energy Center.
Kids will be trick or treating for more than just candy on Halloween this week. Many will be collecting non-perishable food items for “We Scare Hunger” — a drive to help fill food banks sponsored by Free the Children. But some adults are getting a head start. The doctor’s office can be a scary place, but Entira Family Clinics are helping to scare away hunger.
We’re just three weeks away from the second annual “We Day” concert at the Xcel Energy Center. It’s a reward for teenagers who spend time doing volunteer work in the community. Tickets aren’t for sale — you have to earn them through work on a community service project. Carly Rae Jepsen and the Jonas Brothers performed at Minnesota’s first We Day last year.
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.