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‘Free Bikes for Kidz’ Holds Several Metro Collection Events

A huge effort to collect used bikes for kids in need took place throughout the metro Saturday. Free Bikes for Kidz held its collection event at various locations, including Allina clinics. All of the bikes will be cleaned, refurbished and given to local kids right before the holidays. C.J. Lunning spent her summer collecting bikes at garage sales. She donated more than a hundred gently used bikes to the event.

10/12/2013

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Queen Noor Empowers Youth At We Day

Some 18,000 were mesmerized by the music at the first ever We Day at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday. But they were also transfixed by the message from a 62-year-old American who became the Queen of Jordan.

10/08/2013

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We Day Volunteers Party On Event’s Eve

We Day, a charity-based music event that started in Canada, invades the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday. Eighteen-thousand kids from 400 Minnesota schools are attending, and the only way they could get a ticket is by helping others. Volunteers have been working around the clock to get the event together. According to Dean Phillips, co-chair of We Day Minnesota, the Twin Cities is the first city in the Midwest to host this global event.

10/07/2013

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Bikers Mount Up To Out-Ride Breast Cancer

A sea of pink took over the roads Saturday in the north metro. It was part of a unique, head-turning motorcycle run for charity, where the passion of the riders is just as bright as the color they’re wearing. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz rode along in the Pink Ribbon Run.

08/24/2013

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Could You Run A 25-Yard Dash In Heels?

Dozens of women and men will lace up their shoes and do a 25-yard dash to raise thousands of dollars for charity. OK, so running a 25-yard dash sounds like no big deal, right? It’s a little harder to do when you’re wearing high heels.

08/14/2013

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St. Paul Hosts Annual Starkey Gala

St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for an annual event that brings the biggest names in Hollywood to town.

07/28/2013

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An Interview With Viking Chad Greenway

Chad Greenway came from the University of Iowa hoping to make an impact, but suffered a knee injury. He has since recovered, and eventually became a foundational part of the Vikings organization. He is now a leader and he wants to go out as a man who helped his boyhood team reach new heights. Greenway also has a deep passion for the giving back. Watch the video above to see Mike Max’s interview with this charitable linebacker.

07/07/2013

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Vikings’ Allen Teams Up With PBR To Help Wounded Soldiers

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen is teaming up with the Professional Bull Riders to further his Homes for Wounded Warriors project. Allen established the charity in 2009 to provide handicapped-accessible homes and remodels for wounded soldiers. Allen has also owned three bulls in the PBR tour since last year, and he will unite his two passions starting in August at a Built Ford Tough series event in Oklahoma.

06/28/2013

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A Selfless Teen’s Gift Gives 2-Year-Old Hope

The help of a stranger is bringing a 2-year-old girl with cerebral palsy closer to one day walking. That stranger is 17-year-old named Allie Kanyetzny, a high school girl with a very big heart.

05/08/2013

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Eagle Scout, ‘Cycles For Change’ Team Up To Give Away Bikes

One local Eagle Scout’s service project is really taking flight and making a difference in his community.

04/27/2013

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Local Company Calling For Donations During Food Share Month

March is Minnesota Food Share month, and one local group has taken to turning the act of collecting food donations into an art form … literally.

03/19/2013

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Best Stores With A Cause In Minnesota

Check out this list of stores with a cause before heading out on your next errand run, and you too can make a difference with your dollars.

03/19/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Share Our Strength Cakewalk

All the city’s top pastry chefs are at the Share Our Strength Cakewalk — a fundraiser to fight childhood hunger.

03/09/2013

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Motorcycle Group Has Raised $130,000+ For Amber Alerts

Just last week, an 8-month-old Minneapolis boy kidnapped from his home was found safe after an Amber Alert. You may have seen the alert posted on highway signs, or even been notified on your cell phone.

02/28/2013

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Local Restaurants Donate 1 Meal For Every Meal Bought

A new Twin Cities charity has a powerful idea that will allow you to feed the hungry both locally and around the world, and all you have to do is have dinner.

02/19/2013

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Copeland To Receive 2nd Highest Civilian Honor From Obama

In the last 30 years, Mary Jo Copeland has made quite a name for herself in the Twin Cities. You may not know who she is, but President Obama does.

02/09/2013

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Jonas Brothers Surprise MN Teens, Headline Volunteer Project

A large scale charity effort and concert series that’s taken Canada by storm is coming to Minnesota, as brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger bring We Day to the state.

02/06/2013

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Let’s Kick Hunger

Join Chad and the rest of the hosts at WCCO Thursday at the MOA to Kick Hunger!

01/31/2013

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Metro Kids Celebrate Holidays Early With Free Bikes

Thousands of kids in the metro received an early holiday gift – a new bike!

12/01/2012

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Is ‘St. Grand’ Inspiring Copycat Holiday Donations?

Could “Saint Grand” be prompting some copycat generosity?

11/30/2012

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‘St. Grand’ Is Filling Red Kettles Again

Someone is once again leaving generous donations in the Salvation Army’s red kettles. One thousand dollar donations have shown up in two red kettles in the north metro area.

11/24/2012

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Anonymous $1K Red Kettle Donor Is Back

You’ve probably noticed the Salvation Army’s red kettles and bell-ringers out extra early this year. So has Saint Grand.

11/19/2012

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Good Question: How Giving Are Minnesotans?

It’s the one day charities are emailing us to the max.

11/15/2012

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Salvation Army Kicks Off 2012 Red Kettle Campaign

The 2012 bell ringing season started Saturday at the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s “Rock the Red Kettle” kickoff event at Cub Foods on 5937 Nicollet Ave. in south Minneapolis.

11/10/2012

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