Two St. Cloud couples are working together to raise money for the St. Cloud Salvation Army's Back to School Fundraiser. Ann Thelen and Mark Thelen along with Diana Murphy-Podawiltz and Mike Podawiltz will be donating a minimum of $3,000 with the goal of raising $6,000.
Catholic Charities in St. Cloud just wrapped up the first day of their Back To School Distribution yesterday. More than 560 kids were served in one day and the program is expecting to help 2,000 more students this school year.
The Salvation Army is struggling to collect enough toys this holiday season. Every year organizations like Toys for Tots give part of the toys they've collected to the Salvation Army. This year Toys for Tots were unable to donate.