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Consumer Reports: Make charity donations count

Forty percent of charitable donations are made in the last few weeks of the year.  How can you determine if a charity is worth your hard earned dollars?  You might be surprised at how some organizations spend their donations.

Community donates $11K to zoo on Giving Tuesday

Funds will bring grizzly bears, Somali wild asses, red pandas to Madison

The community donated over $11,000 to the Henry Vilas Zoo on Giving Tuesday, which means the zoo will be able to bring three new animals to the zoo, according to a release.

Goodman Community Center able to meet Thanksgiving goal

Community donates more than 1,000 turkeys last few days

After concerns over being able to provide a Thanksgiving meal for 3,000 area families in need, the Goodman Community Center's executive director is happy to credit the community for helping them meet their goal.

Salvation Army struggles to keep up donations

Trend leads bell ringers to have card readers on hand for donors without cash

The Salvation Army relies on kettle donations to help sustain its programs throughout the year, but after falling short last year, the organization is hoping that utilizing technology will help boost donations.

Woman raises money for friend with cancer by cutting hair

Sarah Luedtke will cut her hair for 1st time in 5 years to raise money for friend

When looking through photo albums Sarah Luedtke can track time by looking at her hair. From a photograph of her as a child with short blond hair to images of her in college with shoulder-length red hair; as the years have been added, so has her hair length.

Wis. candidates got $758K from sand, gas industry

Contributions spiked in 2012 as sand mining took off

A new report says the sand mining and natural gas industries have given Wisconsin candidates nearly $758,000 dollars since 2007, with contributions spiking last year as sand mining took off in the state.

Fallone promises to disallow certain contributions

Fallone faces Justice Pat Roggensack in Supreme Court election

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Ed Fallone said he supports requiring justices to step aside in cases involving parties who had made political donations to members on the court.

Experts give advice on donating to charities

People urged to research nonprofits before giving money

Nissa Judd and her husband, Kevin, have worked hard to be able to give back -- and they take pride in their ability to do so.

Teen aims for food collection record

Collection event set for Memorial Day weekend

A 16-year-old Fond du Lac student is leading an effort to break a world record for the most food donations in 24 hours.

Non-profits still need holiday wishes filled

Organizations hoping potential donors are still in holiday spirit

In Rock County a call is out to last-minute elves in hopes that it's not too late to have some remaining holiday wishes filled.

Wis. Salvation Army kettle drive falling short

Part of problem attributed to shoppers carrying less cash

A Salvation Army kettle drive in Fond du Lac is in danger of falling short of its goal, a situation an organizer attributes in part to shoppers' increased use of plastic.

Ann Romney in Wis. to urge Red Cross donations

Mitt Romney's wife spoke at Green Bay area campaign office

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife encouraged people to donate to the Red Cross at a Green Bay area campaign office.

Ann Romney in Wis. to urge Red Cross donations

Mitt Romney's wife spoke at Green Bay area campaign office

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife encouraged people to donate to the Red Cross at a Green Bay area campaign office.

Officials work to divide donations following temple shooting

Temple leaders seek advice on victims' payments

Officials at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee are treading carefully as they figure out how to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations that poured in after last month's deadly shooting rampage.

Officials work to divide donations following temple shooting

Temple leaders seek advice on victims' payments

Officials at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee are treading carefully as they figure out how to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations that poured in after last month's deadly shooting rampage.