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J. Patrick shows his bowling skill?
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Bowl For Kids With Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Flint

In a little over a month, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Flint hope you'll join them for some fun on the lanes to help them continue helping young people in our community. February 23rd through 26th of 2012 are the dates for this years' tenpin extravaganza. Get together teams of your family, friends and co-workers. Galaxy Bowling Center on Hill Road in Grand Blanc will be the location.

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Flint Public Library Wants Your Books

The Friends of the Flint Public Library invite you to donate gently used books, cd's, dvd's and tapes tomorrow at the Main Branch of the FPL. Saturday, January 7th, from 10-noon you are invited to drop off donated materials at the garage door located at the southeast corner of the library. It's right off the parking lot.

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WQAD-TV
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Man Mistakenly Donates Life Savings Stashed in Donated Coat [VIDEO]

An Illinois man accidentally gave away his life savings when he made a clothing donation to his local Goodwill store. The 80-year-old man, who lived through the Great Depression, didn't trust banks, so he had sewn the $13,000 nest-egg into the lining of a coat.

Related: Cars 108's Salvation Army Toy Drive is this Friday morning

Related: Salvation Army now accepting applications for those needing assistance

Would you return the money if you found it in an item you purchased secondhand? Watch the video, and give us your thoughts in the comments section.

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Phenomenal Hot Wheels Track Builds Awareness for Charity [VIDEO]

It's been called the "Mother of All Hot Wheels Tracks", and the video of this amazing setup has become a YouTube sensation. But its creators hope that after you watch the little car speed through 2,000 feet of track, you'll take a minute to donate to their favorite charity.

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Flickr - metro cincinatti
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Stuff The Holiday Bus!

Myers Elementary School in Grand Blanc is sponsoring a "Stuff the Holiday Bus for FISH" promotion to help raise food and supplies for those in need. FISH is a non-profit volunteer organization that maintains a food pantry to provide emergency foods to eligible residents within the Grand Blanc School District.  Demand this year is exceptionally high and the kids at Myers Elementary are collecting non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, paper items and cleaning products to help stuff the bus! Last year FISH provided 289 Christmas Baskets with food and gifts.

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MSNBC
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Elderly Men Bare Almost All for Church Calendar [VIDEO]

Well, isn't that special! The Church Lady probably wouldn't approve, but 12 elderly gentlemen between the ages of 64 and 87 have taken it all off, in an effort to raise money for their church, The First Parish in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Prepare yourself, there's a video after the jump.)

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Best Haunted Houses in the Flint Area
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Haunted House Charity Event Tonight

Saint Lucifer's and 13 Feet Under are teaming up with the Autism Support Group of Genesee County for a scary fundraiser tonight.

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Flickr - Missycaulk
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A Rooftop Tailgate Party For Whaley Children’s Center

Calling all football fans! You are invited to join the Whaley Children's Center for their first annual "Battle of the Mitten Rooftop Tailgate Party"! It's a celebration of the big rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State on Saturday, October 15th. Tickets include all you can eat and entry into your favorite tailgate game. The beer and pop will be ice cold and the game will be broadcast live at the James P. Rutherford Parking Structure in downtown Flint.

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Flickr - John Beagle
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4th Annual Autism Charity Golf Outing On Schedule

Saturday, August 27th at Goodrich Country Club the 4th Annual Autism Charity Golf Outing takes place. It's a four-man scramble event that includes a continental breakfast, a hot dog at the turn, Mexican buffet for dinner, 50/50 raffles and a prize raffle. The cost is $65 per golfer. Monies raised at the event will go to Autism Speaks and GOAL (a local special needs activity group).

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Courtesy HSLC
Courtesy HSLC
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Area’s Needy Families Benefit from Local Food Distributions

Continuing its fifth season of providing food for the area's needy families and individuals, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc is hosting a free food distribution this Saturday.

Each month this summer, HSLC is purchasing thousands of pounds of food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, and distribute it on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Flickr-Erin23-2007
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Whoa! 48 Hours Of Volleyball!

The games begin at 6pm Friday night, July 22nd and they continue through 6pm Sunday, July 24th, rain or shine! It's all for a good cause too, to benefit the Genesee County Catholic Charities, an organization that operates many local food banks.

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Nine-Year-Old Boy Sells His Toys to Support Giffords

If you haven't had a good cry yet today, then check out this adorable boy who (wait for it) went behind his parents' back and sold his toys to support Arizona Congresswoman Giffords and her family. His donation?  A generous $2.85.

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