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Local ways to help with mudslide relief

Local ways to help with mudslide relief

The devastation of the aftermath of the Oso mudslide has rocked the entire state of Washington and many are wondering what they can do to help our friends in Snohomish County. Here’s three things you can do locally to help with the recovery.

Our Kids are Our Business

Our Kids are Our Business

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Eight years ago the Spokane community decided enough was enough!  It was rocked to the core by the horrific death of little Summer Phelps and was jarred into taking a stand for children.

KXLY has joined with 34 other businesses and individuals (Spo-Can Council) for the month-long initiative "Our Kids Our Business". The focus is on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The council holds regular meetings, and next week will hold it's annual luncheon.  

Bloomsday a race of wits for Corporate Cup teams

Bloomsday a race of wits for Corporate Cup teams

For Bloomsday Corporate Cup teams, winning the footrace includes more than just crossing the finish line first. For the 350 teams competing for this year’s Corporate Cup title , Bloomsday is as much a road race as it is a race of wits.


Bloomsday has announced 23 finalists for this year’s top team names. Here’s more on the Corporate Cup team name race from Bloomsday:

Local charity needs help winning $25K Charity Challenge

Local charity needs help winning $25K Charity Challenge

Family Promise of Spokane has been serving homeless families for 17 years, and now, with a huge opportunity on the line, they need your vote. The non-profit has been selected as a regional finalist for the Windermere Foundation’s Charity Challenge, and for Family Promise the $25,000 prize would be nothing short of a miracle.


“This is a huge opportunity for us,” said Family Promise Executive Director Steve Allen. “A game changer.”

Prank a pal by sending a goat

Prank a pal by sending a goat

Looking for the perfect  prank? Send a friend a goat!

Spokane Produce Incorporated is sponsoring the "Send a Friend a Goat" event from April 14-18. For a $50 donation to Wishing Star you can send a baby goat to an unsuspecting friend or coworker. The volunteers will playfully threaten to leave the goat unless they are paid off with any donation amount.

Think you're going to get a goat delivered to you? You can buy goat insurance for $100!

The program doesn't happen without the help of volunteers. Teams of 2 or 3 volunteers can choose one or more days during the week of April 14-18 to deliver the goats to unsuspecting recipients in the greater Spokane community. Volunteers are provided with lunch and a schedule, and will be out delivering 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Superheros.. unite for a fun run!

Superheros.. unite for a fun run!

Throw on your cape, jump in the batmobile.. and register to run in the Superhero Fun Run!

This Saturday, March 29th, Gonzaga Law's Child Advocacy Association will host Spokane's Superhero Fun Run. The run, which starts at 10am is a 5K chip-timed race starting and ending at Gonzaga University School of Law. All proceeds go to support CASA Partners (casapartners.org), a local non-profit organization which provides support to the many children in the Spokane area who are in foster care or dependency.

Come run as your favorite superhero, or be your own superhero! (Capes optional, but highly encouraged.) Wear your costume under your regular clothes, and then donate your regular clothes to Teen Closet (which clothes kids in-need in our community)!

"Cars For Charities" parts out used cars for cash

"Cars For Charities" parts out used cars for cash

People can't always give cash to their favorite charities, but there are other ways to help, like the "Cars For Charity" program, which has been around since 1996 and has collected thousands of used cars to be parted out for cash.

Donating to your favorite charity has never been easier all you really need to do is call a telephone number, Pull and Save will come get your vehicle and they will donate the proceeds from parting it out to your favorite local charity. It is a great way to help out and do a little spring cleaning around your property.

"Call the number, 928-1900, very, very simple process to do," Carlos Orelanna with Pull and Save Auto Parts said.

Ken Daniel with the Spokane Guild School said these car donations go a long way.

"Every dollar counts for what we receive. All of us need those extra dollars. Every dollar goes so far," Daniel said.

And the process couldn't be easier.

"It takes about five to ten tops as far as doing the paperwork, it's very, very simple we have free towing," Orelanna said.