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Do Local Charities Deserve Your Money Or Trust?

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:05 pm

According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, some charities spend as much as 99 percent of funds raised to help fulfill their mission statement while others funnel the same portion into administration costs.

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Girl, 11, Gives Love To Orphans One Pair Of Shoes At A Time

By on February 6th, 2014 | Last updated: February 7, 2014 at 9:47 am

Fifth-grade student is giving back by collecting shoes for people in South America and Africa.

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Ocala Fire Rescue, Salvation Army collect winter clothing for homeless residents

By on January 15th, 2014 | Last updated: January 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Recent cold weather has posed challenges for homeless residents faced with the colder temperatures. In response, the Ocala Fire Rescue and the Salvation Army have organized a clothing drive that ends Thursday.

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Family Lends Show Animals To Underprivileged Students At Alachua County Fair

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm

In its third year at the Alachua County Youth Fair, the Massagee family not only hopes to educate others about agriculture, but also to attract those who might be interested in their program.

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Ocala Carnival To Raise Money For Local Charities

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:46 am

The Last Stop Carnival debuts mid-October in Ocala and will donate all proceeds to charity.

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In the News: charity involved in illegal gambling, rape trial texts, Feb. foreclosure drop, food truck rally, Obama’s fuel plan

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

Fla. charity figures pumped $1M to politicians – An Associated Press investigation revealed more than $1 million has been given to politicians by a charity involved with illegal gambling. Ocala Star Banner Text messages at center of rape trial testimony [...]

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Thrift Week encourages Floridians to start saving

By on January 16th, 2013 | Last updated: January 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Thrift Week teaches the youth the value of a dollar.

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Electronics recycling event in Ocala will benefit local charity

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Individuals can donate “anything with a cord” to the recycling charity event. All of the funds raised will benefit the Arnette House Inc., a charitable nonprofit that helps at-risk youth and their families.

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Gainesville farm grows vegetables for local soup kitchen

By and on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

Gainesville’s first urban farm is putting a charitable spin on the farm-to-table concept by donating locally grown vegetables to a Gainesville homeless shelter and soup kitchen.

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Gainesville’s roughest and toughest roller derby team raises money for charity

By on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

The Gainesville Roller Rebels raise money to serve survivors of domestic violence.

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