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10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank

This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either working at or patronizing food banks offered their thoughts on the best items to donate—and it's not just food, either.

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Clinton Native Riding Across Country in Memory of Her Brother Who Died of Cancer

Clinton native Shawna Kleftis is taking on quite a challenge.  She's biking across the U.S. in the 4K for cancer, a 70 day ride for 17 to 25 year-olds. 

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Kelly Yacco Talks ‘Kelly’s Christmas’ CD Benefitting The House Of The Good Shepherd

It's becoming a regular thing: local musicians from all genres and walks of life coming together at Big Blue North Recording Studio to make another record full of Holiday classics that you can stuff your stockings with and put Central New York in the Christmas mood.

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Get Your ‘Kelly’s Christmas – 3rd Edition’ CD In Time For The Holidays

For the 3rd year running, local musicians have come together not just for some good Holiday fun, but also for a charitable cause. The result is 'Kelly's Christmas - The Magic Of Christmas...'

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Homeless Foreign Man Befriended by Complete Strangers Gets Sent Home to See Family

One group of YouTubers has gotten a jump on the whole "doing good for others" thing this holiday season.

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Scott From New York Sash Explains The Utica Hockey ‘Teddy Bear Toss’

The first UC Pioneer goal of each hockey game is an electric feeling already but once a year the goal becomes much more than just a point on the scoreboard. Imagine the buzzer going off and then suddenly thousands of plush toy teddy bears and stuffed animals start raining down seemingly from the heavens to the ice literally piling up the entire surface

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Watch Good Samaritans Buy Gas for Complete Strangers in Feel-Good Deed of the Day

The high price of filling a car's tank was one less worry for a few lucky people last weekend.

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Homeless Man Gets Extreme Makeover [VIDEO]

While the internet is known for prank videos and endless cats, one YouTuber decided to do something a little different. 

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Styx and REO Speedwagon Raise $100,000 for Boston Bombing Victims

Since founding their Rock to the Rescue charity in 2002, frequent tourmates Styx and REO Speedwagon have raised money for a growing number of worthy causes. Their latest focus: the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Deceased Man’s Family Giving Out $500 Tips in All 50 States

Almost one year ago we told you about the family of Aaron Collins, who were trying to respect his final wishes by giving a "$500 on a f------ pizza"-type of tip to a waiter or waitress. The Collins family did so, and that one tip has turned into so much more.

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Generous Lottery Winner Gives $10,000 Tip to Man With Daughter Battling Cancer

Talk about spreading the wealth.

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The Doors Sell Ray Manzarek Memorial Shirts for Charity

The world lost a true star when Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek succumbed to bile duct cancer on May 20. The band is celebrating his legacy with a fundraising effort designed to help others suffering from the disease.

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