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Trees of Hope Charity Drive

Trees of Hope Charity Event 2021

During the holiday season, WDIO and HOM Furniture join together in support of the Trees of Hope campaign.


WDIO News will feature stories on each of the four organizations to help spread awareness to their cause. On Tuesday we will have a phone bank during our newscasts to help raise funds for the charity of the week.

The four charities that WDIO and HOM will showcase are Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance; Northern Lights Foundation; Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge-Duluth; and Animal Allies.
Trees of Hope: Animal Allies Humane Society
This holiday season, WDIO-TV and HOM Furniture are shining a light on organizations helping others in our community. Animal Allies Humane Society is our charity of the week. Having served the lower St. Louis County area for over 60 years, Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth is committed to serve the people and pets of the Northland.

Trees of Hope: Animal Allies goes the extra mile for Northland animals

From educating the public to offering medical care, the work of Animal Allies goes far beyond giving pets a new home.


Trees of Hope: Animal Allies offers pets a new lease on life

Many of our furry friends in the Northland didn't have the easiest the start in life. For the last week of WDIO's Trees of Hope campaign this year, we shine a light on Animal Allies.


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.

A holiday celebration for the men at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge

The Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge team put together a holiday feast for their residents.


Relationships and recovery at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge

The secret to recovery is strong relationships says Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge


Trees of Hope: Northern Lights Foundation

This holiday season, WDIO-TV and HOM Furniture are shining a light on organizations helping others in our community. The Northern Lights Foundation is our charity of the week. The Northern Lights Foundation's mission is to assist families with children battling life threatening illnesses.

Schneider family blessed with Northern Lights Foundation grant

The Schneider family is the latest recipient of a Northern Lights Foundation grant as they navigate the new world of parenting with a daughter who was born 12 weeks early. 


Northern Lights Foundation hoping to offset pandemic fundraising challenges

The Northern Lights Foundation is ramping up fundraising efforts again after canceled events and a pandemic slowdown.


Trees of Hope: Northern Lights Foundation grants come with no strings attached

The Northern Lights Foundation gives grants to families with children facing a life-threatening illness. They are typically $2,500, and families are free to use the money for whatever is most needed at the time. You can donate to the foundation now at wdio.com/treesofhope.


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 offers support to women and families impacted by ovarian cancer, funds research, educates the medical community and raises awareness about the disease.

Trees of Hope and MOCA: Kelly's story

A Proctor woman has been a long journey with ovarian cancer, and she feels very blessed to be free of the disease. Kelly Higbee doesn't take anything for granted.


Trees of Hope and MOCA: April's Story

She was only 38-years-old when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and April Powe was not expecting to hear those words. But she's cancer free now, and happy to support MOCA because it supported her.


Trees of Hope and MOCA: Survivors Teaching Students program

Physician Assistant students at St. Scholastica are now armed with the insight from ovarian cancer survivors, and this Survivors Teaching Students program is an important program of MOCA.


Trees of Hope and MOCA: Supporting through scholarships

Thanks to scholarships from the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, two health care providers were able to attend an important conference about women's cancer.


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UMD's Engineers Without Borders fundraise to bring clean water to Kenya
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Volunteers needed for Community Action Duluth's free tax sites
Best Christmas Ever: emotional surprise for Northland family

18th annual "Have a Heart, Help a Neighbor" fundraises thousands for Northlanders need


As supply chain issues persist, Northland food banks persevere


Bus drivers bring music to assisted living facilities through annual Christmas choir


CHUM Food Shelf receives large donation for their Thanksgiving Food Drive


Coats for Kids distribution underway in Superior


Wisconsin doctors halt abortions following court ruling

Protestors gather outside the US Supreme Courthouse, after the Roe V. Wade decision was overturned.

Senior Salute Yearbook 2022

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Exciting day for Junior Curators at the Bong Veterans Historical Center

Junior Curators Triston Benoit and Owen Claflin created an exhibit about Holden Willmore.