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.
Phone Bank Raises $9,600 For Salvation ArmyThis week as part of the "Trees of Hope" campaign, WCCO-TV is working with the Salvation Army to give kids toys this holiday season.
Salvation Army Toy Shop Comes Thru Big For Eagan Single DadThe Salvation Army Toy Shop is the biggest toy shelf in the Twin Cities. And this week, WCCO wants to show you why it is so important to more than 20,000 families. At the Toy Shop set up at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, William Paul is filling up his bag.
Bell Ringer Honors Father Who Donated $1M To Red KettlesAt this time of year, you're sure to hear the ringing bells from the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign. Volunteer bell ringers are stationed near the kettles to remind and encourage people to donate.
Salvation Army Program Helps People Find 'Pathway Of Hope'The Salvation Army is known for helping people in crisis and for their presence during the holidays, but the organization is launching a new program to help those in need create a life where they don't have to rely emergency services.
Youngsters Take Over Red Kettles, Bell RingingKids took over ringing bells at red kettles across the Twin Cities Saturday. The Salvation Army teamed up with Thrivent Financial for "Kids at the Kettle Day." For every coin dropped into a red kettle Saturday, Thrivent will double it up to $25,000.
Salvation Army Program Gives Toys To Kids Of PrisonersIt isn't Santa's workshop and the volunteers aren't his elves. But at the Salvation Army, the work is underway to make sure more than 800 kids have gifts on Christmas Day.
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.
Clothing Donations Way Down At Salvation ArmyIt's clothing donations all year long that help support important Salvation Army programs.
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.
Saint Grand Makes First Donation Of Holiday SeasonWith Thanksgiving in our rear-view mirror, we've entered the holiday season and with it comes a drive to give to charity. For the fourth straight year, anonymous donor "Saint Grand" made their first donation of the season over the weekend.
Vikings Among Hundreds Of Volunteers At Mpls. Salvation ArmyIn the spirit of the holiday, hundreds of volunteers are making the day a little brighter for those in need. About 500 people gathered at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon for a Thanksgiving meal.
Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle CampaignThe 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.
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.
Dozens Receive Free Dental Procedures In MinneapolisGoing to the dentist can be both expensive and scary. That's why a group of doctors are helping thousands get free dental care Saturday. Around two dozen patients received free teeth cleanings, extractions and other procedures they may not otherwise be able to afford.