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  • Former NBA player accused of using charity for personal gain

    May 25, 2016 11:15 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former NBA player Kermit Washington is accused of using donations intended to help needy people in Africa for his own gain, including paying for vacations, jewelry and entertainment. U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson on Wednesday announced a federal indictment against Washington, who is best known for... more »
  • Donated home for the Gales family could be under construction soon Play Video

    March 4, 2016 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Devon Gales, his family and Southern fans prepare for Gales' homecoming Saturday, plans are already underway for moving his family to a home designed to meet his rehabilitation needs. In the last two weeks, about $35,000 has been raised by a non-profit in Georgia for... more »
  • Teenager's food drive helps feed about 175 families

    November 25, 2015 5:26 AM

    OPELOUSAS- A teenager's food drive will feed about 175 families this holiday season. Cortland Reed, 14, held his fifth-annual food drive and helped gather over 2,000 pounds of food for Opelousas Food Bank on Monday. Reed says last year he reached his goal of 1,000 pounds and wanted to double... more »
  • November 18, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 18, 2015 8:05 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Gov. Bobby Jindal suspends presidential campaign Catholic charities received death threats over refugee Bank robber caught on camera, still on the loose Rapid improvements Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Boys Hope Girls Hope Bowl for Hope Play Video

    October 2, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Boys Hope Girls Hope is a non-profit organization that helps academically motivated children-in-need reach their peak learning potential. The organization provides kids with options they may not otherwise have, like value-centered homes and great educational opportunities. The Bowl for Hope event is the group's annual Fall fundraiser to... more »
  • Hollydays 2015: Shopping for a Cause Play Video

    September 30, 2015 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- It may not even be October yet, but some people are already spreading the Christmas cheer. The Junior League of Baton Rouge is holding it's annual Hollydays event to raise money for the organization's mission-based initiatives. Over the past several years Hollydays has become Louisiana's largest fundraiser, collecting... more »
  • Level Up! homeless survival kits Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There are about 1,000 homeless people living in Baton Rouge. Now, a group of high school students with Big Buddy's "Level Up!" program are trying to find a solution to the growing problem. Level Up! is an initiative that seeks to help impoverished people in the community.... more »
  • Buffett's generosity

    July 6, 2015 9:05 PM

    OMAHA, NEBRASKA- Financier Warren Buffett gave almost $3 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities in his quest to give away all his money. Buffett is Berkshire's chairman and CEO. He's been giving away the stock since 2006 and so far the biggest share was to the... more »
  • VeeAnne's Charity Fashion Show Play Video

    June 1, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- VeeAnne's Apparel will host its 2nd annual charity fashion show to benefit the Fisher House. VeeAnne's is known for its classical vintage items that are designed to make a bold and fashionable statement. One of the show's directors, Simone Bignar, stopped by 2une In Monday to tell... more »
  • Cool Schools: Catholic High's "Week For Mozambique"

    May 12, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A group of young men at Catholic High School raised thousands of dollars for a school in Africa, and they did it by not shaving! A class of juniors took on a new group project. They were assigned with picking a social issue going on in the... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Dancing for Big Buddy Play Video

    April 24, 2015 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This weekend hundreds of people will fill up LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center to see local stars strut their stuff at Dancing for Big Buddy. The community stars will dance for charity to provide help and hope for at risk children in the Baton Rouge area. News... more »
  • Easter baskets delivered to St. Vincent de Paul for needy

    March 3, 2015 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Easter on the horizon, charitable organizations in the Capital City have already begun their efforts to brighten the holiday for children in the city with this year's Build a Basket effort. Earlier on Tuesday morning, The Needy of Greater Baton Rouge dropped off 400 Easter... more »
  • LSU students literally dancing the night away

    February 27, 2015 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of LSU students won't be sleeping until later this weekend, since they are spending the 26.2 hours standing and dancing at the John M. Parker Coliseum. The group is raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in an annual event, Dance Marathon.... more »
  • Armstrong to ride in Livestrong event

    February 20, 2015 10:08 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first... more »
  • Black Light Cosmic Bingo Play Video

    January 16, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Representatives from the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Trudy Bihm and Corey Williams, joined News 2 this Friday to talk about Black Light Cosmic Bingo. Bihm and Williams said the event is a fun and exciting event this Saturday where everything will glow in the... more »
  • 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 »

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