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Michigan Family To Bike 1,200 Miles On A Tandem Bike To Fight Childhood Cancer

Meet the Helminen family.  They plan to bike 1,200 miles across the state of Michigan to help raise money to fight cancer.  They’re doing as part of The Great Cycle Challenge USA...

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Money Raised in Michigan to Fight Breast Cancer Goes to Pay Salary and Professional Fundraisers

In 2015, over 2,000 Michigan residents gave $36,372 to an organization to fight breast cancer. The organization that raised the money is being accused of giving all of the funds to pay its president and professional fundraisers.

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New York Charity Struggles To Collect Winter Coats For Needy
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Items in Some Michigan Donation Bins Not Going to Charity

A company operating 318 clothing donation bins in Michigan is being told stop operating the bins or face legal action for misleading the public on how the donations are being used.

The donations go to a professional fundraising company, not to charity.

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Are You Ready To Try The Haunted Car Wash?

I like this idea, it’s real multitasking...  a haunted car wash has opened in Muskegon.  Think about it, you get your scare on while washing the car -and you help charity; win-win-win...

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Michigan-Based Firefighters Charity Misleads Donors, Agrees to Stop Operations

A Michigan-based charity, which claimed to be giving support to firefighters and victims of fire, passed along less than 10 percent of donations received. They did not offer any food, shelter, or clothing to families burned out of their homes.

The charity has agreed to cease operations.

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Thanksgiving and Christmas Can be a Lonely Time of the Year [Video]

The holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, can be the happiest times of the year. But, they can also be the loneliest.

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Salvation Army Kettle Campaign Going Cashless?

It is common knowledge that increasingly, we doesn’t carry cash, or much of it when we're shopping.  Instead we rely on our debit and credit cards for when shopping. With the holidays just around the corner, that can have a big impact for the Salvation Army as they embark on their biggest fundraising effort of the year, the Kettle Campaign.

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Andy Rent Talks Wine & Wig [Audio]

Wine & Wig is this weekend, and Andy sat down this week to wear a wig, and talk all about this great event.

This year the event benefits Susan G. Komen Michigan, the American Cancer Society, and Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

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John Legend Could Perform for You for Just $10 [Video]

You would think that you'd have to be a big-wig or something to be able to afford a private performance from your favorite singer.

Ordinarily, that is the case.

But John Legend is offering a performance by him as a prize in a charity raffle.

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100.5 The River’s Tom Cook Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

100.5 The River's Tom Cook took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday after being challenged by Wendy Reed, from sister station Channel 95.7.

One word: Splash!

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Salvation Army Nees Your Help

The Salvation Army is looking for help.

With the holidays just around the corner, we will, again, be greeted by bell ringers around the area, and they are looking for a few good people.  Actually, not just a few.

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Food Donated To ‘Food For Families’ On Way To Local Pantries [VIDEO]

Last month, we asked for your help to gather food and non-perishable items for West Michigan families in need during the "Food For Families" food drive.

Your response was amazing.  Now, some more good news, your donations are on their way to those in need.

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