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Charity

UNCW students help "Stop Hunger Now"

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107,000 mouths will be fed because 500 UNC Wilmington students volunteered their time on Saturday. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization founded by Ray Buchanan, UNCW alum. Full story...
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Teens help fix up woman's house

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One Wilmington resident is getting the works. Teens from a Greensboro church youth group are in Wilmington helping make improvements to a home on Mercer Avenue. It's all a part of the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry. Full story...
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Wilmington couple building orphanage in Guatemala

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video A Wilmington couple is building hope by building an orphanage in Guatemala. It all started with a little bracelet. Steve Melia's brother sat next to a man on an airplane wearing one to support an orphanage in Guatemala. Now the Melias are trying to raise money to build a girl's facility next door they say is very much needed. Full story...
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Boys' lemons aid Gulf Coast fisherman

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videoSix-year-olds Hunter and Fisher Marshall went online with their mom and found a fisherman in great need of financial help. They have raised close to $200 selling lemonade. Full story...
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Putting on a bow for education

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If wrapping presents gives you headaches during the holiday season, a group of women are willing to help. Full story...
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Sweet staches for charity

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Today's snapshot was sent to us by David Hardin and the Cape Fear Community College's Sea Devil Stache Society. David is among a group at CFCC growing their best facial hair out for the "Mustaches for Kids" charity. You can vote on your favorite ‘stache from this group at Java Dog in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Carousel Center benefit; what happens in Wilmington, stays in Wilmington

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videoLas Vegas came to life Saturday night in downtown Wilmington for a fundraiser benefiting the Carousel Center. Wilmington civic and business leaders and elected officials gathered to help the center, which is a non-profit organization that helps sexually abused children. Full story...
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Room makeover is extreme for local boy

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videoA 15-year-old New Hanover County boy who is battling leukemia hasn't had a real bedroom to call his own for some time, but thanks to the Welcome Home Angel organization, Zach came home from a fishing trip to a brand new bedroom. Full story...
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Pair of fundraisers help Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity will benefit from a couple different events happening in the area this week. Full story...
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Wilmington ALS walk generates over $35,000

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Hundreds of people walked UNCW's campus in to support friends and loved ones struggling with ALS. Lou Gehrig's Disease, as it's more commonly known, attacks nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Full story...
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Canine Relay for Life raises money for cancer research

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Almost 350 dogs walked at Halyburton Park for the Canine Relay for Life. Participating dogs wore bandannas to show their support for the cause. Full story...
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Student leads food drive for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

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Matthew Farr decided he would do a research project on the economy and it's effects on charity programs. Saturday, he held a food drive at Lowes foods on North College Road to benefit Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a non-profit company that gives food to the needy. Full story...
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Downtown Donations

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Downtown Wilmington's Finkelstein's, City Buddha, Edge of Urge, and Dog Gone Crazy participated in this weekend's charity giving event. Full story...
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WWAY NewsChannel 3 assists with many charitable events

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videoWWAY NewsChannel 3 is involved in a number of charitable events this holiday season in hopes of making things a bit brighter for families in our area. Full story...
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Salvation Army looking at more to help with less to give

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videoThe ringing of the Salvation Army bell will be a little earlier than usual this year. That is because the Salvation Army is trying to make up for a shortage of donations. Full story...
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