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North Texas Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

It’s become a symbol of the holiday season, today the Salvation Army kicked off its iconic red kettle campaign. North Texans will soon be able to make donation at more than 400 retail locations.


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Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget Math

If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.


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Volunteers Wanted: Must Be Willing To Go Shopping

One North Texas non-profit organization is looking for volunteers willing to go shopping. Clothe a Child is looking for volunteers to help kids in Little Elm, Frisco and Prosper shop for new clothes.


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Cowboys Tyron Smith Appealing Fine, Turning Attention To Charity

“We’re working on using that (dollar) figure as a target for a really good cause,’’ Smith told me Wednesday. “There’s a way we can all pitch in and help people.’’


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North Texas Charities Compete For A Big Donation

It’s a contest where everyone wins. But some North Texas charities are wringing their hands while waiting and hoping to win a big donation.


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Local Non-Profit Encouraging ‘Christmas in July’ Giving

A North Texas homeless shelter wants to get the word out that charitable giving is needed after the holidays. Non-profits workers say there’s always an uptick in charitable giving during November and December, then contributions fall almost flat after December 31.



North Texas Food Bank $1 Million Short Of Fundraising Goal

The fiscal year for the North Texas Food Bank is near and the organization says while there’s plenty to celebrate they are still $1,000,000 short of their fundraising goal.


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Melissa Newton Learns To Dance For Charity

An upcoming charity event pairs local media personalities with professional dancers for a ballroom dance-off, and CBS 11 News reporter Melissa Newton is among the competitors.


Dallas Cowboys player Dez Bryant takes part in the Cowboys Homerun Derby Challenge at Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday May 23, 2012 (Photo by Jasmine Sadry, CBSDFW.COM)

Cowboys HR Derby Challenge Raises $40k For Charity

Current and past members of the Dallas Cowboys participated in a home run derby Wednesday at the Ballpark in Arlington to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.



RAGE Rescue Of The Week: Sparky (ADOPTED!)

Sparky is a 2-year-old friendly dog who needs a home. He’s well-behaved, social and housebroken. No crate required. He’s content with a bed and a bone.

105.3 The Fan–05/09/2012

Dallas Mavericks fans show their tickets prior to Game 2 of the 2006 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on June 11, 2006 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Unused Sports Tickets Can Help Local Charities

How many times have you attended a sporting event and spotted dozens of empty seats? A company wants to take those unused tickets to do some good for others.


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Neighbors Helping Neighbors With Royse City Devastation

Tuesday’s storms spread a path of destruction across North Texas; several businesses and homes near Royse City were destroyed. Wednesday, in the mist of the devastation, there were stories of miracles and neighbors helping neighbors abound.