Charities

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Take A Rare Look Inside A Red Kettle

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.

12/17/2014

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Salvation Army Toy Shop Comes Thru Big For Eagan Single Dad

The Salvation Army Toy Shop is the biggest toy shelf in the Twin Cities. And this week, WCCO wants to show you why it is so important to more than 20,000 families. At the Toy Shop set up at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, William Paul is filling up his bag.

12/16/2014

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Limited Number Of Cities 97 Sampler CDs Still Available

Music lovers bundled up and headed to stores early this morning to get a copy of the Cities 97 Sampler, volume 26. One of the reasons some of the fans get up so early is because there are only 35,000 copies available.

11/20/2014

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New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In Minneapolis

It’s a part of city life that Minneapolis hopes to end – panhandling. Billboards in downtown Minneapolis urge visitors and workers to avoid giving money to panhandlers. The “Give Real Change” campaign encourages people instead to give to charities.

06/02/2014

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An Arm Wrestling League … For Women?

Arm wrestling isn’t just happening around the playground anymore – now there’s the Minnesota Arm Wrestling League For Ladies.

04/20/2013

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Extreme Couponer Spends $38, Gets $3,000 Worth & Donates It All To Charity

Clients at the Harriet Tubman Center in Minneapolis got a welcome surprise on Thursday. A University of Minnesota student delivered goodie bags filled with all kinds of necessities.

01/31/2013

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Cities 97 Sampler On Shelves Thursday

The Cities 97 Sampler Volume 24 goes on sale on Thursday, and tonight, WCCO was invited to the release party at First Avenue.

11/14/2012

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St. Paul Holds Star-Studded Starkey Foundation Gala

The Twin Cities are getting the Hollywood treatment Saturday night as the red carpet is rolled out for some big-name celebrities. It’s all part of the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s annual awards gala at St. Paul’s RiverCentre. It raises money to help give hearing aids to people in underdeveloped countries.

08/04/2012

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Minnesota ‘Give To The Max’ Day Returns Nov. 16

Nonprofit organizations are again asking Minnesotans to “give to the max.”

09/22/2011

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Charities, Somali Community Send Food To Somalia

Gathered around a massive shipment of food bound for Somalia, members of the Minnesota Somali community asked for support Friday in their efforts to feed their countrymen who are starving because of severe drought.

08/12/2011

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85-Year-Old Minn. Man Scammed Out Of Nearly $20K

A Litchfield man thought he was doing some good when he sent money to so-called charities. Instead, he lost nearly $20,000 dollars.

06/03/2011

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Minn. Charities Thrive By Asking For Donors’ Time

The recession has taken a toll on many charities, but a small group of Minnesota nonprofits has figured out a way to thrive.

12/25/2010

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