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Medical students help homeless outreach program

Archived, 4 days ago From Chicago Tribune 

Chicago, ILLINOIS - Warren McGee stepped into a basement closet at Fourth Presbyterian Church on a recent Friday, shouldered a duffel bag packed with snacks and toiletries, donned a thin blue vest and stepped out onto a sunlit North Michigan Avenue.

For t ...

Cary residents shave heads for cancer research

Archived, 5 days ago From WNCT 

Greenville, NORTH CAROLINA - Shaving for a cure -- that was the mission for some folks in Cary Sunday afternoon.

The razors came out and the hair came off at Total Concept Salon, all to help those battling cancer. Some got shaved to honor someone who was taken too ...

Xcel Energy donates $36,579 to Great Rivers United Way

Archived, 5 days ago From La Crosse Tribune 

La Crosse, WISCONSIN - Seventy-four program partner agencies will get a financial boost, thanks to an Xcel Energy donation to the Great Rivers United Way.

On March 31, representatives from Xcel Energy visited the YWCA to present the final part of a $36,579 d ...

The bold go bald for charity

Archived, 5 days ago From The Register Star 

Hudson, NEW YORK - “Be brave and shave” was the theme of the day at the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser hosted by the Chatham High School Community Service Club.

“It’s a very special event to me,” said Dani Palleschi, whose 14-year old son Roman ...

Walk in Bradenton helps homeless children on the suncoast

Archived, 5 days ago From My Suncoast 

Sarasota, FLORIDA - There are more than 400 homeless children living on the suncoast and this weekend many gathered in an attempt to change that.

The walk called 'Walk a Mile in Their Shoes' aims to bring awareness to the issue of homeless children in Bra ...

Make-A-Wish hikers trek 24 miles in a day

Archived, 5 days ago From Charlotte Observer 

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA - Courtney Prothero had been waiting all week for this moment.

It was early morning, and the sun was just peeking over the mountainside to dab the world with color. She laced her hiking shoes and looked toward the peak of Crowders Mounta ...

Habitat for Humanity raises walls for two houses in Orleans

Archived, 5 days ago From Cape Cod Online 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - Kathy Sarcione of Eastham and Echo Karras of Chatham took turns hammering nails Saturday morning at a new Habitat for Humanity house under construction on Bevan Way. Neither woman had a lot of experience.

"Not much," Sarcione shrugged, ...

Jacksonville boy gets a dream come true

Archived, 6 days ago From First Coast News 

Jacksonville, FLORIDA - A child's dream comes true! Caleb Wood, 7, has a brand new play-set all to himself thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Caleb cannot walk or talk, but every time his mother brings him outside, she says his expression changes. So now, with the help o ...

Hundreds turn out for annual Upstate Heart Walk

Archived, 7 days ago From WHNS Greenville 

Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA - Organizers said over 4,000 people turned out to take part in the American Heart Association's 2014 Upstate Heart Walk on Saturday.

The walk began at 10 a.m. in Greer City Park.

Fox Carolina's Chief Meteorologist Kendra K ...

Seventh annual Empty Bowls event raises nearly $2,500 for local charity

Archived, 7 days ago From UW-Green Bay 

Green Bay, WISCONSIN - UW-Green Bay’s Art Agency student organization raised nearly $2,500 for charity Wednesday, April 9, during the seventh annual Empty Bowls event held on campus.

Organizers sold roughly 250 handmade bowls during the four-hour event, with ...

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