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.
Twin Cities Mobile Market Delivers Healthy Food To HundredsThe Twin Cities Mobile Market is bringing healthy food to areas that need it the most. The brightly-colored Mobile Market is a far cry from the Metro Transit bus it used to be. "We ripped out the seats," program manager Leah Driscoll said. "We retrofitted it into a grocery store."
'Trees Of Hope' Campaign Raises Over $406KAll December long, WCCO featured stories of hope and raised money for four different charities – and, by all accounts, it was a huge success.
Boy With Cerebral Palsy Donates His Presents To African KidsOne Twin Cities boy is about to do something most kids wouldn't dream of – he's giving away his Christmas gifts. Ten-year-old Cody Roemen has been raising money to bring toys and books to children in Tanzania. Instead of asking for Christmas presents, he asked his family to donate to his cause.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Christmas Lights In Minnesota'Tis the season to hop in the car with the family and take an evening drive to see all the Christmas lights in the neighborhood. Some houses have a string or two, while others go all out. So we asked where to find the best Christmas lights in Minnesota, and you picked a spectacular display in Willmar that took 900 hours to put up. And this isn't a city display -- it’s just one family's house and yard.
Program Helps Reunite Mother And Daughter Via SobrietyWhen we talk about drug rehabilitation, most of us think it only deals with sobriety. But a big part of recovery also focuses on rebuilding relationships destroyed by drug use. In this edition of our "Trees of Hope" series, we focus on how Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge helped a mother and daughter reconnect.
5,000 Kids To Get Free Bikes This WeekendThis weekend, 5,000 local kids will be a getting a bike free of cost. It's all thanks to the Free Bikes 4 Kidz program. All the bikes are donated and then fixed up for kids in need.
Clink Of $2,400 In Gold Coins Rings In Fargo-Moorhead Red KettlesIt's the 12th consecutive year someone has gifted gold coins in the Fargo-Moorhead area during its holiday season bell-ringing campaign.
Vikings' Brian Robison Chops Hair For Charityinnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison got his hair cut, for a good cause. Robison showed off his newly-shorn look before practice Wednesday, two days after getting a chop for charity. He donated his hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs to children with long-term hair loss from any type of medical diagnosis.
Good Question: How Much Do Minnesotans Donate? On Thursday, charities across the state will be asking for donations during Minnesota’s sixth annual Give to the Max Day. Last year, more than 52,000 people gave $17 million in 24 hours, which is part of the $4 billion dollars Minnesotans give away every year.
Dinner Honors We Day OrganizersBefore We Day Minnesota kicks off Wednesday, the people behind the event celebrated those who made it possible. We Day Minnesota, which will begin Wednesday, is an event complete with a concert and speakers for 500 schools and 18,000 students at Xcel Energy Center.
Excitement Builds For We Day’s Minnesota ReturnThe charity effort that celebrates kids who make a difference is returning to Minnesota Wednesday. Instead of a day in school, 20,000 students will experience the ultimate concert and speaker series known as We Day. Co-founder Marc Kielburger said Minnesota is the obvious place to celebrate kids who are changing their communities and the world.
Salvation Army Giving Away Free Coats For KidsFor the next six hours, every child in the Twin Cities is entitled to a free coat, hats and gloves. It's because of Coats for Kids, a Salvation Army program going on all day Thursday in 11 locations.
We Day Minnesota Announces Speakers, PerformersWe Day Minnesota announced the lineup of inspirational speakers and performers that will be attending this year’s event Thursday.