You’ve probably noticed the Salvation Army’s red kettles and bell-ringers out extra early this year. So has Saint Grand.
It’s the one day charities are emailing us to the max.
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.
If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.
A local foundation wants to know the identity of two men who they say crashed their charity golf tournament, putting the foundation out hundreds of dollars.
A Minnesota charity that has grown into the largest furniture bank in North America is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
It may be hot outside but that isn’t stopping one man from running 24 hours straight.
Dozens of people will be wheeling around town this summer with smiles on their faces, knowing they helped kids just by buying their bikes.
A group of students gathered at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital to honor the memory of a boy who had a dream of helping others.
If you are looking to donate some time or money to an arts program in 2012, you may want to expand your horizons beyond the major theaters and museums. Consider one of these lesser-known organizations, and help a cutting-edge arts group continue to build local communities through arts instruction and outreach.
Minnesota FoodShare says its 30th annual campaign was another record-setter. Minnesota FoodShare raised almost $8.5 million in monetary donations and more than 4.4 million pounds of food in March.
More than 500,000 Minnesotans are getting some kind of help from food shelves. Many of them are working full time, with families, and are just trying to make ends meet.
Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing that Minnesota charities that operate pull-tab gambling get a bigger chunk of tax receipts from an expansion of those games at the expense of using the money to help build a Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love will deliver a truck full of coats to a local homeless shelter as part of his annual outreach event.
Our record breaking warm weather inspired golfers to do some good out on the course Tuesday.
A new campaign hatched in Minneapolis is tapping into one of America’s most powerful demographics to help put an end to youth homelessness.
A new major charity is joining the New Year’s Day ice dive in Excelsior.
Some kids with warm hearts and a very cold box are about to reach their goal. WCCO first visited Debra, Danielle and Savanah five weeks ago.
A northeast Ohio middle school teacher says an employee at a local Target store told her she couldn’t shop with about 25 students buying items for charity.
For WCCO-TV’s final Community Spotlight award, we went to Schumann Elementary in Orono.
Minnesota-based Mills Fleet Farm has changed its mind about allowing Salvation Army bell ringers to stand outside their stores.
We can already sense that it’s the season of giving. But, there are some that can’t afford to give as much as they’d like. Never fear, there are other cool ways to help your favorite charity without spending a dime.
Hockey practices are in full swing for a lot of kids across the Twin Cities, and being a hockey parent isn’t cheap.
A North Minneapolis organization was able to serve its community Easter dinner today, thanks to WCCO-TV viewers.