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A Day For Donations
4:51 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

'Giving Tuesday' Boosts Local Organizations

Nonprofits and charities are hoping to have their day of holiday spending attention on Giving Tuesday. 

Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday hopes to draw a rush of charitable giving, instead of buying. 

Nancy Heykes of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin…says it’s a way to give back to your community. 

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Taking to the Streets
2:37 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Firefighters Hope to "Fill the Boot" for Muscular Dystrophy

About fifteen firefighters from the Rhinelander Fire Department are hoping to raise money for muscular dystrophy.
Credit Natalie Jablonski

Firefighters are lining the streets of an intersection in Rhinelander.  For the sixth year in a row they’re asking for donations to support kids with muscular dystrophy.

On the corner of North Stevens Street and Highway W, firefighters in yellow safety vests are holding big rubber boots full of money.  Rhinelander Fire Lieutenant Aaron Swaney says it’s a unique way to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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70 percent of goal
11:14 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Crunch Time For Northwoods United Way

Credit northwoodsunitedway.com

It's crunch time for the Northwoods United Way. The drive to raise the money needed fund human service programs in the Northwoods concludes in a few weeks.

Nancy Sattler is the interim Director. She says they are aiming at a $210,000 goal. The United Way serves agencies in Oneida, Vilas and Forest counties.

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4 of 5 dollars stays locally
6:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Red Kettle Volunteers On Duty

Bell ringers will be out front of stores in the next few weeks.
Credit Salvation Army

Thanksgiving is still more than a week away, but the Salvation Army has begun it's annual bell ringers campaign at points across the Northwoods.

Ken Krall talks with Tom Bremer the Field Representative for the Salvation Army, about where the money goes that gets put in the Red Kettles.

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Arts & Life
4:39 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Local Charity Says Holidays Are Time to Help Needy Families

Rhinelander Salvation Army is kicking off its holiday bell ringing.
Credit Sage Ross

November and December is a big time for shopping.  It’s also a critical time for people who need assistance. The Rhinelander Salvation Army is seeking bell-ringers to stand outside big stores and collect donations. 

WXPR’s Ken Krall sat down with coordinator Kim Swisher.

 Swisher says 86 cents out of every dollar goes to help needy families in Rhinelander.

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