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Boy’s Lemonade Stand Pulls In Plenty For Local Charity

A lemonade stand in one Twin Cities suburb brought in hundreds of dollars. And the boy who runs it plans to give all the money away. Six-year-old Parker Borden set up his booth and thermos of lemonade at his parent’s garage sale.

08/22/2015

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Kindergartner, First-Grader Raise $1,300 To Fight Homelessness

When a little girl from Bloomington started asking questions about the people on the streets holding signs, her mom explained they were homeless. That inspired Tiki to do something to help.

08/19/2015

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Accomplish With Kylie: Make-A-Wish’s Meet & Greeters

Any child who has had chemotherapy gets to make a wish with Make-A-Wish Minnesota. There are so many ways to get involved and help make these wishes a reality, and one includes a commitment of only a few hours.

07/31/2015

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Local Charity Helps Raise Funds To Keep Vandalized Furniture Store Open

A small town furniture store that was vandalized will stay open thanks to the help of strangers. “I usually don’t cry, but when I see all the help we’ve been getting it gets me very emotional,” The Furniture Clinic owner Rick Elkins said.

07/23/2015

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Larry Fitzgerald Jr. Takes Twin Cities Kids On Shopping Spree

A group of Twin Cities kids not only spent two days at a football camp led by an NFL player — but they also went shopping with him. Larry Fitzgerald Jr. of the Arizona Cardinals teamed up with Dick’s Sporting Goods Tuesday to reward some deserving young athletes.

06/23/2015

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Ex-Viking Greg Jennings Hosts 8th Annual Golf Classic For Charity

Former Vikings Star Greg Jennings hosted his eighth annual golf classic in Maple Grove Monday. Some of Jennings’ celebrity friends battled each other in a golf shootout before the tournament.

06/22/2015

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National Running Day Returns For The 7th Year

It’s National Running Day! It’s the 7th year for runners to celebrate their passion for going the extra mile.

06/03/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Fundraiser Blythe Brenden

Blythe Brenden represents the third generation of a family known for giving, and it’s her tireless work for the community that makes Brenden this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

04/21/2015

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Hockey Hair Video Popularity Helping Charity

Last week, the latest All Hockey Hair video went live on YouTube. Since then, it’s gotten more than 2 million views.

03/15/2015

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WCCO’s Kim Johnson Competes In CarMax Road Rally

If you had to parallel park a car between four cones with eggs on them do you think you could do it? That was just one of the tests WCCO This Morning’s Kim Johnson tried in the CarMax Road Rally for Charity.

03/12/2015

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Viral Hockey Hair Vid Earns Big Donation For Charity

It’s become an annual tradition now in the wake of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament to see who made the tongue-in-cheek All Hockey Hair Team. The YouTube user known as Pulltab Productions has been producing these videos — introducing the masses to such sartorial terms as “salad” and “flow” — for years now.

03/09/2015

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Local Company Helps You Save Dollars And Give Back

But while you’re stocking up on spring items, one company is encouraging you to give back while shopping. Many people know what Small Business Saturday is; well this business is sort of an extension of that.

03/04/2015

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WCCO Viewers Donate Big To Make-A-Wish’s Nat’l Airline Miles Drive

WCCO viewers raised about 12 million total airline miles during during Make-A-Wish Foundation’s “Wishes in Flight” drive in February.

02/26/2015

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Twin Cities Mobile Market Delivers Healthy Food To Hundreds

The Twin Cities Mobile Market is bringing healthy food to areas that need it the most. The brightly-colored Mobile Market is a far cry from the Metro Transit bus it used to be. “We ripped out the seats,” program manager Leah Driscoll said. “We retrofitted it into a grocery store.”

01/27/2015

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‘Trees Of Hope’ Campaign Raises Over $406K

All December long, WCCO featured stories of hope and raised money for four different charities – and, by all accounts, it was a huge success.

01/06/2015

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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Donates His Presents To African Kids

One Twin Cities boy is about to do something most kids wouldn’t dream of – he’s giving away his Christmas gifts. Ten-year-old Cody Roemen has been raising money to bring toys and books to children in Tanzania. Instead of asking for Christmas presents, he asked his family to donate to his cause.

12/26/2014

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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

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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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