Charity

From left: Joe Lupo on, dealer Steven Scheck and Rev. Collins Days hold guitars representing a $16,400 donation.
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David Madden
January 22, 2019 - 12:12 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — How often do you hear of a charity making out at a blackjack table? Dealers at an Atlantic City casino have donated two days' worth of tips to a local homeless shelter. The Hard Rock had two days of practice play prior to its late June opening. Dealers decided...
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Chris Carey, Senior Associate in the Dean of Students Office, mans the donation booth in Jenna Burleigh's memory, which collects toiletries for the homeless.
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Ian Bush
January 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the trial continues for the man accused of killing Temple University student Jenna Burleigh , a collection drive in her honor is now underway at the school. At Temple’s student center, you can get a cup of coffee and lunch — but you can also give. Senior Najae...
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Cupid's Undie Run
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John McDevitt
January 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Registration is on for a brief fun run next month. Cupid's Undie Run , a mile-long fun run and party, takes place nationwide in February as an attempt to raise funds to find a cure for a genetic tumor disorder, neurofibromatosis (NF). NF occurs once in every 3,000...
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Helen Ober and her family distribute clothing and other items to homeless people in Center City every year on Christmas Day.
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Antionette Lee
December 25, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of good Samaritans in Center City displayed what the spirit of Christmas is really about in our City of Brotherly Love. Helen Ober and her husband parked their car on JFK Boulevard near 15th Street after a long drive into the city. Homeless people in the area...
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Iraqis shop for Christmas decorations in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Although the number of Christians has dropped in Iraq, Christmas a national holiday, is very popular in the capital.
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December 25, 2018 - 6:58 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Christians on Monday to forgo the greed, gluttony and materialism of Christmas and to focus instead on its message of simplicity, charity and love. Francis celebrated a Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, opening a...
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Chosen 300 Ministries' West Philadelphia location is in desperate need of repairs to its dilapidated roof.
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Justin Udo
December 18, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local mission is requesting a big Christmas wish this year, but as a means to continue to help those in need. Chosen 300 Ministries , an interdenominational mission with locations throughout Philadelphia, provides help to the homeless and less fortunate. "We...
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Work Ready participants at the closing ceremony for the 2018 program
Terri Kerwawich
Hadas Kuznits
August 10, 2018 - 7:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Department of Parks and Recreation held an awards ceremony Thursday for their six-week summer Work Ready program, which ends Friday. This year there was an added component to the ceremony: a charity challenge. Terri Kerwawich, program director of...
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Tour de Shore
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Tim Jimenez
July 29, 2018 - 10:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands hopped on their bikes for a 65-mile ride from Philadelphia to Atlantic City Sunday morning to raise money for children's charities and the families of fallen or injured first responders. Ready to roll for the 31st annual Tour de Shore , riders hopped on...
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LGBTQ pride flag
Kristen Johanson
June 07, 2018 - 8:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Someone has stolen t-shirts which were being sold to raise money for AIDS charities in and around Philadelphia. Investigators say a man with a backpack walked into the Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni's Room, located at 12th and Pine streets, on Tuesday around 3 p.m.,...
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Steve Tawa
April 30, 2018 - 6:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Energy supplier, NRG created a ballot box for the public to vote on which of three Philadelphia non-profits should be on the receiving end of a $100,000 donation. But, they're all winners, as second place gets $20,000 and third place receives $10,000. The...
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