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Why We Give

KSTP is excited to roll out a new initiative called #whywegiveKSTP. Throughout the year, our reporters and anchors support a variety of charities through speaking engagements, acting as emcees, and hosting fundraising events. Each of them have selected a charity to highlight and we will be sharing these stories throughout the month on November.

Below is a list of our select charities. We encourage you to tune in to learn more about these organizations and how you can support their work and mission by giving your time, talents or dollars.

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Please share this special initiative using the hashtag #whywegiveKSTP.

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS thanks you for making the event successful this year. Click here view our wrap up!

Are you looking for a charity to support? Click here.

The Spread Sunshine Gang is a non-profit with the mission to share goodness, kindness and generosity to the Twin Cities metro area and beyond by providing outlets for people to creatively give.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 6

When it comes to health care, Children’s Hospital Association believes kids are different and need health care designed for their unique needs—involving families from start to finish—that is delivered by specially trained clinicians in environments designed just for kids.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 5

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 1

Since 1983, Adult & Teen Challenge Minnesota has been restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 4

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 14

SmashSMARD stands for Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress. There is little known about this ultra-rare and often fatal disease so SMARD seeks to build a community to promote awareness and research to make a cure a reality.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 3

Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization serving free, healthy meals to Minnesotans in areas where the need is greatest.  They are the largest open to the public free meal program in the state. 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 7

For 25 years, Urban Ventures has worked to break the cycle of poverty in south Minneapolis by educating kids, strengthening their families, and building a healthy community.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 2

The AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. The AHA wants to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 18

Secondhand Hounds is a nonprofit animal rescue in Minnesota. The organization provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 27

Bring Change to Mind is a nonprofit organization, co-founded by actress and activist Glenn Close, dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health in an effort to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 13

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the most respected mentoring organization in the world, serving kids in all 50 states and 12 countries around the world. BBBS of the Greater Twin Cities is the largest and oldest mentoring agency in the region. 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 6

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading volunteer-led, nonprofit health organization, dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 19

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 12

Spare Key’s mission is to provide assistance to families with a critically ill or seriously injured family member. No matter the illness, no matter the injury, no matter the income. 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 12

YWCA St. Paul is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world. Their mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 9

FamilyWise has been keeping children safe and helping families lead stable, healthy and productive lives since 1976. They educate, empower and enrich families who are struggling with poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness and domestic violence.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 20

MATTER is a group of problem solvers, innovators, dreamers, and above all, doers who bring together some of the best companies, experts, and partners, to take on some of the biggest health challenges our world is facing today.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 24

The mission of The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation is to inspire and fund groundbreaking innovation to transform care for civilians and military heroes who endure traumatic injuries.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 13

The mission of MNSBA is to increase awareness about Spina Bifida and enhance the lives of those affected.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 10

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until they do, they will be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention so people can live longer and better.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 21

Parkinson’s Foundation Minnesota-Dakotas makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research towards a cure.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 15

Every year Animal Humane Society cares for more than 22,000 animals in need and helps thousands more through programs for people and pets. AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities. 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 8

Underdog Rescue, MN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, foster-based, rescue group dedicated to the rehabilitation and permanent placement of homeless dogs and cats of all ages and all breeds. 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 22

CornerHouse listens and offers hope and healing to those silenced by trauma and violence. CornerHouse is also valued as an industry resource; teaching and sharing best practices, observations, and techniques in forensic interviewing.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 7

Wills for Heroes programs provide essential legal documents free of charge to our nation’s first responders, including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. 
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 11

Kids Alive International is a Christian nonprofit organization founded to support child, family, and community development who believes every child deserves to live free from the bondage of hunger, abuse, and exploitation.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 23

Haven for Heroes’ mission is to provide a place of safety and refuge for Veterans and/or their family members who, for whatever reason, need assistance.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 25

Hope Rooted’s mission is to provide children with chronic health challenges grants to access functional medicine healthcare testing and treatment.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 26

The Lupus Foundation of America’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 16

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) offers services for people with epilepsy and seizures. Their programs educate, connect, and empower individuals and families throughout their epilepsy journey.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH - November 17

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