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Charity Lottery in Ottawa

A much-anticipated event in the Ottawa region sweetens the holiday season. The "Dream of a Lifetime" Lottery is a successful fundraiser for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, nicknamed "CHEO". The prizes include cars, cruises and gift certificates. But what really captures the public's imagination is the grand prize package: A new luxury home - furnished. Plus moving and legal services, cash and merchandise, a new car, and free groceries, for a year. All together, worth about $1 million, U.S. And this pleasant fantasy is all the sweeter in Canada, where lottery winnings go untaxed. Lucy Martin stopped took the dream home tour with some of the hopeful participants:  Go to full article

North Country Aid Arrives in Mississippi

A truck full of donated relief supplies arrived in Laurel, Mississippi yesterday. It was driven by volunteers from Saranac Lake. The small Gulf Coast town was cut off for three days after Hurricane Katrina hit. Local officials say there was no outside aid for nearly a week after the storm had passed. Reporter Chris Knight is in Laurel and he spoke last night with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Sour Economy Hurts North Country Charities

Non-profits and charity groups in the North Country say the faltering national economy has hurt their efforts to raise money. Museums and hospitals and groups that offer services to poor people say donations are down sharply. As Brian Mann reports, the pinch comes at a time when state and federal aid is shrinking.  Go to full article

North Country Charities Face Lean Times

It's been a tough year for many non-profits in the North Country. Charities have seen their investments dwindle, as the stock market spiraled downward. Donors are writing fewer checks - and the checks they are writing often promise fewer dollars. Brian Mann sat down this week with Cali Brooks, head of the Adirondack Community Trust. He found that many groups are trying to hold to their mission, despite shrinking bank accounts.  Go to full article

Charitable Groups Will Feel Ames' Absence

While lost jobs, empty buildings and fewer places to shop are the biggest affects from the closing of Ames Department stores, some local, non-profit groups are worried about charitable program the retail chain has long participated in.  Go to full article

Food Pantries Prepare for Upcoming Holidays

Food pantries and soup kitchens in New York are seeing more clients as the holidays approach and the days grow colder. At the same time, donations to many charities are down since September 11th. Karen Dewitt visited a soup kitchen recently, as they readied for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Go to full article

Salvation Army: Holiday Bellringers Needed

The Salvation Army is looking for help this holiday season with its Red Kettle Bell Ringing campaign. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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