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We Day Leaves Students Excited, Motivated

n the last year, Minnesota kids participating in We Day projects have spent 14.6 million hours volunteering, and collected 5.6 million pounds of food. This was no ordinary school day. And these are no ordinary students.

11/12/2014

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Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army kicked off the giving season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign Saturday. Hundreds of bell ringers set up throughout the Twin Cities Saturday afternoon.

11/08/2014

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz Hosts Donation Event

A favorite memory from childhood for many is riding a bike. But not every child has the chance to have that experience. So to make that happen, a local group has been collecting and giving away bikes for the past seven years.

10/11/2014

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12-17-13 Mary Jo Copeland On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Help donate to Sharing and Caring Hands. Donate here…. Listen to the podcast by clicking the link.

12/17/2013

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Minn.’s Dayton ‘Embarrassed’ By Own Charity Giving

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is professing embarrassment over his relatively low level of charitable giving last year and says he’ll remedy it this year. Dayton acknowledged personal disappointment Wednesday that his 2012 tax return released a day earlier showed $1,000 in charitable donations.

11/13/2013

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This T’Wolves Season-Ticket Holder Travels 6,000 Miles

Yes, the Timberwolves are off to a great start, but even during their down years, there’s a season ticket holder who has stood by the team the whole way through. And Mitsuaki Ohno probably has the longest commute of anyone, traveling 6,000 miles from Tokyo every year, just to watch the Timberwolves.

11/06/2013

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Union Gospel Mission Radiothon

This is 830-WCCO’s 11th year doing the annual Hunger Mission Radiothon to benefit the Union Gospel Mission.

11/01/2013

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Sen. Franken, Other MN Lawmakers Donate Salary During Shutdown

For many, the fact that lawmakers continue to make a salary during the federal government shutdown – while so many federal workers do not — is frustrating.

10/02/2013

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Forum Chairman Donates $1M To Moorhead University

Forum Communications Co. Chairman William Marcil has donated $1 million toward a new journalism education initiative at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Marcil is the fourth-generation family owner of the media company that owns The Forum and other newspapers, and radio and television stations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.

09/27/2013

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Zach Sobiech’s Family Gives ‘U’ $568K Check

During Saturday’s Gopher football game, the family of Zach Sobiech gave the University of Minnesota a check for $568,000 on behalf of their son.

09/22/2013

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Donations & Help Flood In For Nonprofit Down On Its Luck

What a difference a day can make. On Monday, Vadnais Heights nonprofit TSE, which employs those who are developmentally disabled, was dealing with their trailer being stolen, and it was filled with lawnmowers and other important grooming equipment.

07/02/2013

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Generosity Takes Center Stage In HS Tennis Match

There are a lot of differences between Minneapolis Edison and The Blake School. The Blake School is a perennial power in tennis – and Minneapolis Edison is not.

05/23/2013

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Durant Visits Lynx Game, Says He’ll Donate $1M To Tornado Relief

NBA superstar Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, was court side on Tuesday in Minneapolis, watching Monica Wright of the Lynx take on Connecticut. Durant calls Oklahoma City his “home” and said he drives through the city most affected by Monday’s massive tornado damage – Moore – all the time.

05/21/2013

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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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Saturday: A Triple Match Day For Salvation Army

If you are out and about shopping today, and you see one of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles, consider making a donation.

12/22/2012

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Help Sharing And Caring Hands This Holiday Season

Sharing and Caring Hands provides a bridge from the caring concerned community to the people in need of their help.

12/05/2012

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WCCO, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor Team Up For Sandy Relief

WCCO-TV, CBS Radio and CBS Outdoor are banning together with the local Red Cross to raise money to support the victims of the storm.

11/07/2012

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Help Victims Of Superstorm Sandy

These are some of the resources to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

10/31/2012

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Man Raises More Than $30K For River Falls Tragedy

Paul Rode, the man who started raising money for the River Falls, Wis., tragedy on Wednesday in a Hudson parking lot, has collected more than $30,000.

07/12/2012

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Man Raises More Than $10K For Wis. Tragedy

After seeing the heartbreaking story of three girls killed in River Falls, a father in nearby Hudson, Wis. wanted to help. So, through Facebook, Paul Rode set up in a parking lot and started collecting money for the girls’ mother.

07/11/2012

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Nearly 90K Bottles Of Water Donated To Duluth Flood Area

WCCO would like to thank everyone who helped provide water to the residents of Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wis. after flooding hit that area.

06/27/2012

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Help Donate Fresh Water To The Duluth Area

The flood in the area near Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wis. have been devastating to those that live and travel in there.

06/21/2012

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Best Local Twin Cities Arts Programs To Support

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.

04/23/2012

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Seasons Of Hope: Find Ways To Give

WCCO has a goal to bring awareness to giving during the holiday season. We hope to inspire our community to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others through stories.

12/09/2011

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Historic ‘JEM’ Movie Theater Hoping To Stay Open

New technology may end up forcing a historic Minnesota theater to close its doors for good.

07/20/2011

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