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North Texan Marcie Gibson has ALS and is campaigning to have all Ice Bucket Challenge money go to research. (credit: Joel Thomas/CBS 11 News)

Texas ALS Patient Wants ‘Ice Bucket’ $ To Go To Research

Marcie Gibson is completely paralyzed by ALS and lies in her wheelchair, with a specialized computer in front of her. She wants the ALS Association to spend the more than $100 million recently raised solely on research.

CBS 11–09/10/2014

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When It Comes To Charity All Donation Bins Aren’t The Same

You’ve probably donated some items after cleaning out your closet. New options are popping up all over. But, the CBS 11 I-Team has learned you can’t judge every donation bin by its cover.

CBS 11–08/28/2014

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Catholic Charities Needs Foster Families For Immigrant Children

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth says they are most in need of foster families for immigrant children.

07/15/2014

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North Texans Set Out To Help Arriving Immigrant Children

While protestors have greeted immigrant children in other states, many North Texans are asking how they can help. A master plan is not in place yet, but many local organizations are already preparing for the more than 2,000 children expected to arrive.

CBS 11–07/07/2014

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Texas Lawmakers Mull More ‘Dark Money’ Disclosure

A top Texas House committee on Thursday re-examined a possible crackdown on anonymous donations from “dark money” political groups, defying Gov. Rick Perry, who has already vetoed a plan that would have subjected them to stricter disclosure laws.

05/01/2014

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Donations To North Texas-Based Organization Pour In Following Ohio Boy’s Viral Story

Donations to a North Texas-based organization are flying in, and a Dallas-based company has pledged to match every single dollar – all thanks to a simple act of kindness by a 9-year-old Ohio boy.

03/22/2014

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Food Bank Emergency After Freezer Breaks Down

A North Texas program that feeds the poor is dealing with a crisis of their own. Fort Worth’s Community Food Bank feeds hundreds of families everyday. Thousands of pounds of food, meant to help those in need, are now at risk of spoiling.

CBSDFW.COM–03/12/2014

Joel Osteen (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Donations Taken From Safe At Texas Megachurch

The Houston megachurch led by Pastor Joel Osteen has been targeted by thieves who stole cash, checks and credit card information from a safe worth a reported $600,000.

03/11/2014

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Donated West Funds Yet To Be Dispersed

Nearly nine months after the fertilizer plant explosion, many people in West have not even started to rebuild their homes, and much of the donated funds have yet to be released.

01/08/2014

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Goodwill’s Busiest Day Of The Year

For retailers there are Black Friday and Cyber Monday as their marquis shopping days. But for non-profits like Goodwill Industries, December 31st is the key day. Its the last day donors can write donations on this year’s taxes and that means a rush of people lining up to give.

12/31/2013

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Angel Tree Gifts Stolen From North Texas Warehouse

Bundles of gifts for eight needy families were stolen from a Salvation Army warehouse in North Texas on Thursday night.

12/21/2013

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KwanzaaFest Is Not Cancelled After All

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price says KwanzaaFest, a long-standing Dallas annual cultural event, is back on.

10/25/2013

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