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Catholic Charities Announces $400,000 Challenge Gift

Catholic Charities in St. Cloud has announced a major gift in their capital campaign. Executive Director Steve Bresnahan says nine people are donating $400,000 in the form of a challenge gift for the "Saving Children, Saving Families" campaign. He says the money raised will focus on creating an endowment to support their 40 different programs.

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Catholic Charities $400,000 Challenge Announced Today

What if you could do something today that would impact Central Minnesota families for years to come? Would you want to be a part of something that life changing? Today you have that opportunity.

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Local 411- Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday

"Stamp Out Hunger," the largest one-day food drive in the nation, is returning to central Minnesota this Saturday.

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Food donations are loaded on the truck in front of Pioneer Place for the annual "Pack the Porch" food drive. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Food donations are loaded on the truck in front of Pioneer Place for the annual "Pack the Porch" food drive. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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St. Cloud Opens Hearts, Cupboards For Annual Pack the Porch Food Drive [VIDEO]

St. Cloud residents opened their hearts and cupboards today (Friday) to support the Pack the Porch Food Drive. March is National Food Share Month and food shelves around the country are asking for donations to help those in need.

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The main office entrance of the St. Cloud Children's Home (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
The main office entrance of the St. Cloud Children's Home (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Changing Young Lives At The St. Cloud Children’s Home [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we tour inside the we tour the St. Cloud Children's home hidden along the Beaver Island Trail. The Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children's Home has been in St. Cloud for about 90 years.

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Local Food Shelves Collecting For Statewide Charity Effort [AUDIO]

Charities around the St. Cloud area are gearing up to collect for a month-long, statewide food drive.

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Catholic Charities’ Mardi Gras Continues To Be Popular Fundraiser [AUDIO]

Catholic Charities in St. Cloud will host its annual Mardi Gras fundraiser tomorrow - an event which has been held annually for over 30 years.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Food Drive A Fun, Rewarding Experience for Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School Students [VIDEO]

Students at Sauk Rapids Middle School took part in their annual food drive - a schoolwide competition that collects food for Catholic Charities. The food drive is headed by the middle school's student council, including presidents Staci Meyer and Chase Christensen.

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Catholic Charities look to restock shelves for Minnesota Food Share Month. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Catholic Charities look to restock shelves for Minnesota Food Share Month. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Annual “Charity Challenge” Bringing Cheer This Holiday Season

Local foundations are beginning their annual "Food Shelf Charity Challenge" to help more people in need this holiday season.

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Catholic Charities Hoping To Buy Beds For Needy Families

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud wants to raise $10,000 in the next two weeks. The money collected will be used to buy beds for families in need this holiday season.

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