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Trees of Hope Charity Drive

Trees of Hope: Young Athletes Foundation

This holiday season, WDIO-TV and HOM Furniture are shining a light on organizations helping others in our community. This week we focus on The Young Athletes Foundation. Through this arm of Grandma's Marathon, YAF helps community members and businesses that inspire kids to be healthy and grow as athletes.

Volunteers with Young Athletes Foundation get Active with GMN

Volunteers with the Young Athletes Foundation woke up early Tuesday to take calls for donations during Good Morning Northland Tuesday.


Trees of Hope: Young Athletes Foundation Offers Grants/Scholarships

The Young Athletes Foundation helps young people stay active in many different ways, through their scholarships and grants.


Trees of Hope: Young Athletes Foundation and Running Shoe Program

The Young Athletes Foundation helps so many in our communities stay active. One way is through the Running Shoe Program.


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Trees of Hope: MN Adult & Teen Challenge

This holiday season, WDIO-TV and HOM Furniture are shining a light on organizations helping others in our community. Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge is our charity of the week. Their mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life-controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Trees of Hope: Mn Adult and Teen Challenge Brings Hope

"Teen Challenge gave me hope, and it gave my family hope." Luther Brown shares more about how the recovery program saved him.


Trees of Hope: Volunteers Taking Early Calls for MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Volunteers with Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge were taking donations during Good Morning Northland Tuesday. 


Trees of Hope: Mn Adult and Teen Challenge

"My life was in jeopardy. I was drinking every night." Luther Brown shares why Mn Adult and Teen Challenge saved him.


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Trees of Hope: Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank

This holiday season, WDIO-TV and HOM Furniture are shining a light on organizations helping others in our community. The Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank is our charity of the week. Their mission is to feed Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin's hungry by rescuing and distributing food and engaging the region in the fight against hunger.

Trees of Hope: The BackPack Program Benefiting Area Youth

The Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank offers a BackPack Program to help hungry children across the Northland. Schools and volunteers help bring a smile and a full belly to area youth.


Trees of Hope: The History of Second Harvest

Second Harvest has decades of experience serving Northland families in need. It started in 1984 on the Range during a mining recession and has grown to feed thousands of people every year. 


Trees of Hope: Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank serves a large region of people in need. Sometimes, it's difficult to get to a food shelf or food bank without transportation. So Second Harvest brings food to them during mobile food bank events. 


Trees of Hope: Donations to Second Harvest Reach Far

Volunteers from Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank were hard at work Tuesday morning taking calls and donations during Good Morning Northland. Executive Director Shay Moris explains how donations help many people in need. 


Trees of Hope: Volunteers Play a Large Role in Second Harvest

Nearly 1,400 volunteers help to sort food at the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.  Second Harvest is our Trees of Hope Charity of the Week.


Trees of Hope: Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

This holiday season, WDIO-TV and HOM Furniture are shining a light on organizations helping others in our community. The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance is our charity of the week. MOCA provides support to women with ovarian cancer and helps to raise awareness of this disease.

Trees of Hope: Ovarian Cancer Survivor Story

Lorrie Fox had just turned 50, and she thought her symptoms were side effects of getting older. But an ultrasound revealed she had a tumor, and it turned out to be malignant. She thought it was the end, but she's still here more than a decade later. 


Trees of Hope: MOCA Cares Kits

The first charity to be featured in WDIO's Trees of Hope campaign is the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance. MOCA is launching a new initiative, MOCA Cares Kits, in early 2018. 


Trees of Hope: MOCA Survivors Teaching Students

Three survivors of ovarian cancer spent an afternoon sharing their experiences with nursing students at St. Scholastica. Part of MOCA's mission is awareness and education. 


Trees of Hope: MOCA Continues Push for Early Detection Test

The Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance offers resources and support to women facing the tough diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Funds raised during WDIO's Trees of Hope campaign with Hom Furniture will help fund research to find an early detection test.


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