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Thousands brave cold NC surf for annual New Year’s Day tradition

Archived, 15 days ago From wncn.com 

Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA - About 7,000 people took an ocean swim on New Year’s Day at the North Carolina coast

The beach in Surf City was packed Sunday with people enjoying family activities including performers like belly dancers, acrobats and puppets.
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After-school program in St. Cloud tackles youth homelessness

Archived, 15 days ago From lacrossetribune.com 

La Crosse, WISCONSIN - Katrina Phifer remembers asking herself, "What have we gotten ourselves into?" when The Salvation Army's SMART Kids program launched in May.

An elementary-aged girl threw a "toddler tantrum" after being simply told "no." The stress fr ...

Make-A-Wish kids headed for Disney World

Archived, 15 days ago From registerstar.com 

Hudson, NEW YORK - Several people woke up early Monday morning and braved the cold along Route 23B in Leeds to send off a local family who’s heading to Disney World through the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Five-year-old Callen Farrell and his three-year-old s ...

Boys & Girls Club, Dino Center team up for science education

Archived, 15 days ago From wmicentral.com 

Show Low, ARIZONA - Children just seem to have a natural fascination with dinosaurs.

Some, like Doug Wolfe, of the White Mountain Dinosaur Center, never outgrow that fascination.

Starting this winter, children who attend the Round Valley B ...

Local charities hope to unite in helping the homeless

Archived, 15 days ago From insidenova.com 

Leesburg, VIRGINIA - Billie Pruitt came so close to putting her life back together.

As one of the hundreds of people living without a home in Prince William County, Pruitt spent the last four years or so stopping by the Dumfries shelter run by the nonprofi ...

Providing mentorship to military kids

Archived, 15 days ago From expressnews.com 

San Antonio, TEXAS - Twice a month, Marcos Aceves, 12, gets a visit from a very special person.

That would be Frank Herkules, 29, his mentor through the nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, the local chapter of a nationwide group that pairs k ...

Family Promise gives people a hand up

Archived, 18 days ago From examiner-enterprise.com 

Bartlesville, OKLAHOMA - Family Promise of Washington County is working to end homelessness, one family at a time. And since they officially started their work in September 2015 - though the group had been in the planning stage since 2012 - the organization has "graduated" f ...

Food bank steps in for thousands going hungry in Kern County because of drought

Archived, 18 days ago From bakersfieldnow.com 

Bakersfield, CALIFORNIA - The need for food is at an all-time high for many people living in Kern County.

Local food bank officials say California’s water drought, paired with the thousands of layoffs, have left many families scrambling to make ends meet.
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Thermal giveaway held in Austin to help the homeless get through winter with some warmth

Archived, 18 days ago From fox7austin.com 

Austin, TEXAS - Helping the homeless get through winter with some warmth, that was the goal of “House the Homeless" volunteers who helped winterize several hundred people in Austin.

Sherry Sampson was just one of the hundred volunteers ...

Cove mom becomes ‘Shavee,’ helps fight child cancer with ‘Brave the Shave’

Archived, 18 days ago From kdhnews.com 

Killeen, TEXAS - On Dec. 19, a Copperas Cove mother of two participated in a “Brave the Shave” event at ESG Yoga in Cove.

The event helped raise funds for the of St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that helps families and children facing childho ...

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