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Over $65K raised for Salvation Army at Kettle Kickoff

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It’s that time of year again where the weather cools down, Christmas lights and trees are put on display and silver bells start ringing in front of stores throughout the country.

Tuesday morning marked the official start of bell ringing season for the Salvation Army Turlock Corp. as its 27th annual Kettle Kickoff luncheon at the Grand Oak Banquet Hall and Event Center welcomed over 440 community members.

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Dropping balls for good causes

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Usually, the phrase “dropping the ball” has a negative connotation, but that’s not the case for the Ball Drop for Turlock.

The fourth annual event, rebranded this year as the Ball Drop for Turlock, will be held Oct. 21 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

Money is raised for local charities — Adult & Teen Challenge, Turlock Gospel Mission, the Salvation Army and the Police Activities League — by selling individual golf balls for $25 apiece. Essentially, it’s a round, dimpled lottery ticket.

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Foundation launches plan to help Westside residents with insulin costs

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The Emanuel Medical Center Health Foundation is launching a program for communities in Stanislaus and Merced counties to help lower the cost on insulin medication.

The program, the $2 Charitable Insulin Relief Plan is funded by the EMC Health Foundation and is a collaboration with TIN Rx, an independent pharmacy in Turlock. The plan covers the most-used insulin medications.

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Fireworks fundraisers in full effect

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Every year, fireworks booths pop up around every city ahead of Fourth of July celebrations. Each booth is ran by local organizations and are major fundraising opportunities.

Kiwanis of Turlock is one of the oldest organizations to participate in fireworks fundraising, and it’s one of their biggest money makers of the entire year.

“We’ve been doing this for a while,” said Kiwanis member David Martin. “We are one of Phantom’s biggest sellers in the region and it’s by far one of our biggest fundraisers.”

While the fireworks sales help Kiwanis immensely, they aren’t just raising money for themselves.

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Warren Buffett to auction off one last private lunch for homeless charity

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The world’s most expensive lunch will go on sale again this spring when investor Warren Buffett auctions off a private meal to raise money for a California homeless charity one last time.

Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO, held the online lunch auction once a year for 20 years before the pandemic began to raise money for the Glide Foundation, which helps the homeless in San Francisco.

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DOT Foods gives to charity food banks

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The Dot Foods California distribution center just outside of Ceres on Nickerson Way made a major donation to area food pantries through its Neighbor-to-Neighbor program to help fight hunger. The distribution center invited six local food pantries to select $5,000 worth of products from Dot’s inventory for a combined donation of $30,000 worth of food.

Recipients also included the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Ceres, Wings of Healing shelter in Stockton, St. Vincent de Paul Society food banks in Modesto and Manteca, Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale, and the New Life Christian Center in Turlock.

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