Charity

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Christmas Lights In Minnesota

‘Tis the season to hop in the car with the family and take an evening drive to see all the Christmas lights in the neighborhood. Some houses have a string or two, while others go all out. So we asked where to find the best Christmas lights in Minnesota, and you picked a spectacular display in Willmar that took 900 hours to put up. And this isn’t a city display — it’s just one family’s house and yard.

12/11/2014

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Program Helps Reunite Mother And Daughter Via Sobriety

When we talk about drug rehabilitation, most of us think it only deals with sobriety. But a big part of recovery also focuses on rebuilding relationships destroyed by drug use. In this edition of our “Trees of Hope” series, we focus on how Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge helped a mother and daughter reconnect.

12/11/2014

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5,000 Kids To Get Free Bikes This Weekend

This weekend, 5,000 local kids will be a getting a bike free of cost. It’s all thanks to the Free Bikes 4 Kidz program. All the bikes are donated and then fixed up for kids in need.

12/05/2014

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Clink Of $2,400 In Gold Coins Rings In Fargo-Moorhead Red Kettles

It’s the 12th consecutive year someone has gifted gold coins in the Fargo-Moorhead area during its holiday season bell-ringing campaign.

12/05/2014

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Vikings’ Brian Robison Chops Hair For Charity

innesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison got his hair cut, for a good cause. Robison showed off his newly-shorn look before practice Wednesday, two days after getting a chop for charity. He donated his hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs to children with long-term hair loss from any type of medical diagnosis.

12/03/2014

Donations

Good Question: How Much Do Minnesotans Donate?

On Thursday, charities across the state will be asking for donations during Minnesota’s sixth annual Give to the Max Day. Last year, more than 52,000 people gave $17 million in 24 hours, which is part of the $4 billion dollars Minnesotans give away every year.

11/12/2014

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Dinner Honors We Day Organizers

Before We Day Minnesota kicks off Wednesday, the people behind the event celebrated those who made it possible. We Day Minnesota, which will begin Wednesday, is an event complete with a concert and speakers for 500 schools and 18,000 students at Xcel Energy Center.

11/11/2014

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Excitement Builds For We Day’s Minnesota Return

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.

11/11/2014

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Salvation Army Giving Away Free Coats For Kids

For the next six hours, every child in the Twin Cities is entitled to a free coat, hats and gloves. It’s because of Coats for Kids, a Salvation Army program going on all day Thursday in 11 locations.

10/30/2014

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We Day Minnesota Announces Speakers, Performers

We Day Minnesota announced the lineup of inspirational speakers and performers that will be attending this year’s event Thursday.

10/16/2014

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Minn. Students Take On Raising 200,000 Lbs. Of Food For ‘We Scare Hunger’

On a night that’s devoted to costumes, candy and finding ways to be scary, we’re now seeing kids showing concern about something that’s truly horrifying: hunger. It’s an effort called “We Scare Hunger” and it’s led by the same people who started We Day.

10/08/2014

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Minneapolis Charity Creates Dream Rooms For Terminally Ill Children

Growing up, there’s something really special about your bedroom. But for those who battle life-threatening illnesses, their spaces feel more medical than youthful. The charity Special Spaces Minneapolis takes those rooms and transforms them into dream rooms with the help of donations and volunteers.

10/04/2014

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8,500 Walk To End Alzheimer’s In Downtown Mpls.

More than 8,500 Twin Cities residents flocked to downtown Minneapolis to take part in a morning walk to end Alzheimer’s.

09/27/2014

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Woman Attempts To Eat All Fair Foods On-A-Stick For Charity

During the State Fair we forget about counting calories and just eat all things deep fried or on a stick. But one Twin Cities woman is taking over indulgence to the next level. Mandy Colten plans to eat every single fair food on a stick in the name of charity.

08/30/2014

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Annual 3M Golf Tournament Wows Crowd, Raises Charity

Once again the greats of professional golf are teeing it up in the annual 3M Championship at the TPC in Blaine. Celebrating its 22 year in the Twin Cities, the tournament will draw huge crowds to both its tournament play and team competition featuring golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

08/01/2014

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