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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.

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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.


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5 Strategies To Make The Most Of Spring Cleaning In D/FW

To help get organized, try these space-saving and organizational strategies for spring cleaning.



RAGE Rescue of the Week: Jack (ADOPTED!)

Jack is looking for a new home. He’ll make a great best friend for you or your family!

105.3 The Fan–03/07/2012

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School Sets Record With Souper Bowl For Caring Drive

They know what it’s like to be champions in sports and the students of Coppell High School have also earned top honors when it comes to caring for others.


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More Working Families Applying For Food Stamps

In offices across North Texas, and the state, more and more people are lining up to try and get help feeding their families. Applications for SNAP, or food stamps, are up 70-percent in just two years.


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Heat Wave Devastating Local Food Pantries

The North Texas heat wave is devastating local food pantries and food banks. Soaring temperatures have increased electricity costs for businesses and residents, resulting in fewer donations for charities.