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Bereaved Families Pay Forward Holiday Acts Of Kindness

This Christmas Eve, WCCO brings you the story of two Minnesota mothers with an unbelievable strength dedicated to brightening the holidays for other families. It all started with a connection they wish they never made, but one that’s led to Christmases filled with hope for hundreds of others.

12/24/2013

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‘St. Grand’ Makes 1st $1K Gift To Red Kettles This Season

Just as the charity was announcing a downturn in donations, the mysterious “St. Grand” is once again leaving generous donations in the Salvation Army’s red kettles. A donation of $1,000 — in the form of a bundle of 10 $100 bills — showed up in a red kettle in Roseville on Black Friday.

11/30/2013

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MOA Hosts 6th Annual Walk To End Hunger, Raises $305K

A Thanksgiving tradition returns Thursday with the sixth annual Walk to End Hunger inside the Mall of America. This year’s event has been expanded beyond its 5K family-fun walk to raise money for 12 Twin Cities area hunger-related charities.

11/28/2013

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Tips To Make Sure Your Donation Goes To Charity

There are so many charities out there, it’s sometimes hard to know which ones you should donate to, where you’re reassured your money going directly to the cause. Last year alone, Americans donated more than $300 billion to charities.

11/12/2013

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‘Rock The Red Kettle’ Campaign Kicks Off The Search For Green

The Salvation Army kicked off the holiday season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign on Saturday as hundreds of bell ringers set up at Cub Food Stores throughout the Twin Cities. The Salvation Army is looking to raise more than $10 million this season, and in order to reach that goal, Commander Jeff Strickler said they will need a lot more volunteers. “We have 120,000 hours to fill with volunteer bell ringers, so we can use all the help we can get from people,” Strickler said. Whether it’s a couple of hours or a few dollars donated, Strickler said it all adds up.

11/09/2013

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Travail Restaurant’s Kickstart Campaign Blows By Goal

A restaurant that tries to bring fine dining to the masses got a lot of help from those masses on Tuesday night. Travail in Robbinsdale closed down in April to change locations to a bigger space. On Tuesday it started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help build it with the goal of $75,000 in the next 30 days.

09/10/2013

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Donations Being Accepted For Peter Hobart Silent Auction

In the wake of the gravel slide incident that rocked Peter Hobart Elementary School, many Minnesotans are looking for a way to help the students and their families, including parents of classmates. One of those parents also happens to own a cheesecake shop, with plenty of room for donations.

05/26/2013

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Battle Brewing Over Funds Donated To Slain Officer

He died in the line of duty, serving as a Cold Spring police officer. Now, there is a court fight over all of the money people donated after his death.

03/26/2013

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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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A Community Helps Ailing Mother Watch Son Wrestle At State

A dream came true for a Minnesota family at the state wrestling tournament, even when the odds weren’t in their favor.

03/01/2013

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Overall Salvation Army Donations Down

The economic recession continues to make a dent in donations in the Salvation Army’s Northern Division, covering Minnesota and North Dakota.

01/02/2013

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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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Cops: Suspected Thief Of Donation Jars Apprehended

Police are thanking community members for helping apprehend the 48-year-old man who’s being held in connection with the recent thefts of at least two Children’s Miracle Network fundraising jars.

10/11/2012

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Auto Shop: Bag Of Groceries Gets Free Brake Job

A Twin Cities auto shop is giving away free brake jobs in return for a donation of a bag of groceries or school supplies.

08/14/2012

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NEA Raises $13,600 For Winona Teacher, Veteran

The delegates to the National Education Association national convention donated about $13,600 to a Winona teacher and military veteran who had the cost of his substitute teachers deducted from his pay while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

07/05/2012

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