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  • Pat's Coats For Kids distributes 8,000 jackets to area youth Play Video

    December 12, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday was distribution day at the News 2 station as this year's Pat's Coats for Kids draws to a close and the time has come for kids to get their warm winter wear ahead of the coldest Louisiana months. News 2's Ambria Washington visited a local... more »
  • Bigger impact from "Giving Tuesday"

    December 3, 2014 7:42 PM

    WASHINGTON- There was a huge increase in charitable donations on what is known as "Giving Tuesday" that's in its third year. Nearly $46 million was raised for charity nationwide this year, a 63 percent increase over its first year. Last year, about $28 million was raised and about $13.5... more »
  • Missionary infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska

    September 4, 2014 3:54 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - A North Carolina-based charity says the missionary who was infected with Ebola while serving in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment. A statement from SIM on Thursday says Dr. Rick Sacra is being flown to The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He is... more »
  • St. Jude Dream Home tickets on sale today

    March 21, 2014 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The annual St. Jude Dream Home Give Away kicked off in WBRZ's Studio C Friday. Tickets to win the family-sized $400,000 home in Carriagewood Estates are $100. But, if you can purchase the ticket before the end of March, you'll be buying a chance at a $5,000... more »
  • Charity collection boxes placed without permission Play Video

    February 24, 2014 5:22 PM

    WATSON - A pair of donation boxes that showed up outside a car wash on Highway 16 is causing some problems for the property owner, who never gave permission for the collection boxes. Dana Rushing, the owner of Eagle Auto Spa, had a problem with the same boxes just... more »
  • Christmas meal and gifts for those in need

    December 25, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Community volunteers served Christmas meals to needy and homeless guests at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room Wednesday. The facility, located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place, will serve over 230,000 meals this year, according to a release from the charity. St. Vincent... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Into the Mystic

    June 12, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tonight, News 2 investigates a Baton Rouge charity run by a self-proclaimed "mystic" and her husband who face serious questions about their finances. John and Cathy Gabel with St. Joseph Helpers have been a thorn in the side of the Catholic Church for years. Cathy has... more »
  • Catholic Church distances itself from "Mystic" Play Video

    June 11, 2013 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Questions are being raised tonight about a Baton Rouge charitable foundation that says it uses contributions to help retired priests, the elderly and pregnant women. At issue is how much money the organization collects from its donors, and how little it reports to the Internal Revenue Service.... more »
  • Charities see influx of aid in tornado's wake

    May 29, 2013 8:40 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Charities providing relief to residents of tornado-ravaged neighborhoods in Moore and Oklahoma City are seeing an infusion of donations from around the country. Several of those charities also will likely see a boost in giving Wednesday when a several country music stars with Oklahoma ties take... more »
  • Livestrong calls for complete truth from Armstrong

    January 16, 2013 10:33 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Livestrong charity Lance Armstrong founded says it expects the disgraced cyclist was "completely truthful and forthcoming" in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong admitted to Winfrey using performance-enhancing drugs during his career after years of denials. The interview taped Monday is scheduled to be broadcast Thursday... more »
  • Brees lawsuit claims his charity was cheated

    December 12, 2012 2:09 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his foundation are suing one of the former organizers of his celebrity golf tournament in southern California, saying the organizer cheated benefactors of the foundation out of thousands of dollars he kept for his own marketing firm. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday against... more »
  • Merck Foundation stops giving to Boy Scouts

    December 10, 2012 12:34 PM

    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. - Merck's charitable foundation has stopped giving money to the Boy Scouts of America. The Merck Foundation says the Boy Scouts' exclusion of gays from its ranks and leadership positions conflicts with giving guidelines and the company's nondiscrimination policy. The foundation says it will reconsider giving money... more »
  • Tracking system ensures donations go where needed Play Video

    November 30, 2012 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In addition to providing free meals and clothes, St. Vincent de Paul helps pay for utilities, rent and even prescription drugs, but only for those truly in need. "There's only so much dollars for helping to prevent homelessness or to avoid eviction," says Micheal Acaldo, St.... more »
  • Holiday shoppers give back to less fortunate

    November 25, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Now that Black Friday is over, many shoppers say they're turning their focus away from the malls and over to the less fortunate. "When you see the hordes and hordes of people spending money it automatically makes you think of the people you know don't have that... more »
  • Komen official quits Planned Parenthood dispute

    February 7, 2012 9:35 AM

    ATLANTA - An executive with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has resigned after a dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood. The resignation came in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Karen Handel announced her resignation as vice president for public policy in a letter to... more »
  • Wheels for the World

    January 18, 2012 5:46 PM

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  • Charities use tracking system to block scam artists Play Video

    December 2, 2011 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The holiday season is when many open their hearts and wallets to the less fortunate, but it also brings out people who try to take advantage of their kindness. However, many local charities have a system to make sure people use, but don't abuse, your generosity.... more »
  • Sandusky accused of using charity to assault boys

    November 12, 2011 10:38 AM

    STATE COLLEGE, PA- Prosecutors say Jerry Sandusky used the charity he founded to find boys and sexually assault them. Now, some are wondering if The Second Mile can survive amid questions about its role in the alleged cover-up. Pennsylvania's governor says the charity should be investigated, and prominent... more »
  • Federal jury finds ex-NO politician guilty

    July 25, 2011 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans City Council member and state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt of conspiring with members of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson's family to steal more than $1 million from a string of charities supported with taxpayer money. The jury returned... more »
  • Dogs ready for adoption after near starvation

    July 13, 2011 5:53 PM

    TANGIPAHOA, La.- Two dogs at the Tangi Humane Society are ready for adoption after they were found nearly starved to death at a home in Livingston Parish three weeks ago. The pair, renamed Charity and Champ, and another dog, were found with no food or water. The third... more »
  • Vitter offers new hospital proposal

    June 9, 2011 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter and state leaders are pitching an $800 million alternative for a New Orleans teaching and research hospital that they say would cut state costs and be a more manageable model. Vitter, House Speaker Jim Tucker and Treasurer John Kennedy sent a letter... more »
  • Report given on new hospital's projected costs

    June 2, 2011 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Consultants are telling the board overseeing development of a medical complex in New Orleans that their projections show the facility will need 330 to 400 beds by 2020 - shy of the 424 beds currently planned for the $1.2 billion facility. The report by Kaufmann Hall... more »
  • Senate to honor entertainment mogul Tyler Perry

    March 17, 2010 5:37 AM

    New Orleans native Tyler Perry will be honored by the Georgia Senate for his achievements as entertainer and humanitarian. Perry is the first celebrity to be honored in the chamber this session. Senators will present Resolution 1188 to Perry, citing his silver-haired, sharp-tongued "Madea" character, Tyler Perry Studios - the... more »
  • Man buys Saints flag displayed by Indiana governor

    March 5, 2010 10:58 AM

    A New Orleans Saints flag that Indiana's governor displayed outside his office from losing a Super Bowl bet is heading to Louisiana after it sold in an online auction for $6,852. The governor's office says Bryan Bossier, Sr. of Alexandria won the flag as bids in the final 30 seconds... more »
  • Thief steals from charity

    February 21, 2010 3:21 PM

    A thief stole a jar with hundreds of dollars in donations meant for breast cancer research Wednesday morning in Gonzales. The thief smashed the front door of the American Seafood Market, grabbed the jar on the counter and ran. Employees think the thief could be a regular. They said... more »
  • Accused church robber arrested

    December 23, 2009 7:51 AM

    Update: A suspect has been arrested in this case and is being question by St. Bernard Parish Detectives Bureau. Herman "Peter" Smiles is charged with burglary of a religious building and a parole violation. A stack of Christmas presents - colorfully wrapped and stacked at the foot of... more »
  • Beautiful Black Girls have fashion show to raise money

    November 24, 2009 6:44 AM

    Beautiful Black Girls, Inc. is a group of women who reach out to young girls and teach them to be strong, positive people for free. Frances Farlow joined Whitney Vann with more on what they do. "Beautiful, Radiant Gems and Jewels" Fashion Show Southern University in the Smith-Brown Memorial... more »
  • Charity Auction for Pat's Coats for Kids

    November 16, 2009 6:42 AM

    Coldwell Banker ONE is having an auction to help raise money for Pat's Coats for Kids. Diane Moran and Brenda Temple joined Whitney Vann with a look at what's up for grabs. Coldwell Banker ONE 2nd Annual Charity Auction benefiting Pat's Coats for Kids Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Ralph &... more »
  • Whitney goes Over the Edge for Breakfast with 2une In

    November 6, 2009 7:36 AM

    Special Olympics Louisiana will be holding Over the Edge where you can rappel down the side of Tiger Stadium for charity. The event will begin the morning of Saturday, November 21st and will run throughout the day, until the last person has descended. This morning Whitney Vann took the challenge... more »
  • Serena Williams to play in La. benefit

    October 20, 2009 5:57 AM

    Serena Williams will take part in a benefit in Louisiana to raise money for AIDS charities. Williams will join other current and former tennis stars including Andy Roddick and Anna Kournikova. The fundraiser is set for Dec. 8 on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. The sponsor is the Elton... more »
  • La. gets $362M debt notice

    September 15, 2009 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has received a $362 million debt collection notice from Washington. Federal health officials formally notified Louisiana on Tuesday that the state's charity hospitals were overpaid federal health care dollars in the mid-1990s. Now, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to... more »
  • Charity investigation not reopened

    September 11, 2009 5:03 PM

    Despite recent news reports about deaths at Charity Hospital after Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says he has not reopened the investigation. In a release, Cannizzaro said he had "a legal obligation to evaluate statements regarding possible criminal activity." He says he is making that kind of... more »
  • Signed and hand-painted LSU baseballs

    September 10, 2009 9:07 AM

    Tony Bernard hand-painted LSU baseballs and had them autographed by Coach Paul Mainieri. The proceeds go to the non-profit Dreams Come True. Only 100 balls will be made. They are $150 and you can call Acadian Frame and Art at 225-927-6129. Becky Prejean joined Whitney Vann this morning on 2une... more »

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