Salvation Army Hosts 30th Annual Coats for Kids DriveDespite a warm fall so far temperatures will drop eventually, and coats and other winter gear will be soon be a must have. But imagine not being able to afford these Minnesota essentials? That's where the Salvation Army comes in.
St. Paul Fire Honor Guard Raises Money For MemorialsThe St. Paul Fire Honor Guard is collecting donations for memorial markers to honor fallen firefighters, like Shane Clifton. The 38-year-old collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest at the Merriam Park firehouse Monday night.
'Simon Says Give' Hopes To Load Up 10,000 BackpacksThe non-profit group "Simon Says Give" is hosting a backpack donation drive across the metro through July 31.
Savers Agrees To Changes After Attorney General LawsuitThe Savers thrift store chain has agreed to improve transparency and compensate charities for non-clothing donations as part of a settlement with Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Swanson sued Savers last month, alleging it was misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.
Arc Value Village Seeks Volunteers For 'Sort-A-Thon'Have a couple of hours to spare this week? That's all it takes to help change the lives of others in need here in the Twin Cities.
Minnesota Attorney General Sues Savers Over Charity ClaimsThe Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it's misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.
Local Companies Team Up To Fight Sex TraffickingMinnesota-based company My Sister is teaming up with a private family foundation in efforts to quell sex trafficking in the state.
Tax Tips: What You Need to Know About Write Offs And DonationsKnowing what you can legitimately deduct off your taxes and what receipts you didn’t need to hold on to after all, can help both you and your accountant avoid a lot of headaches.
Local Company Helps You Save Dollars And Give BackBut 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.
WCCO Viewers Donate Big To Make-A-Wish’s Nat’l Airline Miles DriveWCCO viewers raised about 12 million total airline miles during during Make-A-Wish Foundation's "Wishes in Flight" drive in February.
Donations To Salvation Army Red Kettles DownDonations to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are down this year, said a spokesperson for the organization. According to the spokesperson, Salvation Army’s goal for October through December was $11.5 million.
Take A Rare Look Inside A Red KettleThe Salvation Army raises around $3 million every year in the Twin Cities through their red kettle campaign. The campaign started in San Francisco in 1891. Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee came up with the idea to collect money to feed the poor during the holiday season. He used a single iron kettle for donations.