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Philanthropy celebration

ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- Many people in our community are making a difference by volunteering their time, and on Monday, they were honored with an awards luncheon.

The fifth annual National Philanthropy Celebration took place inside the Kahler Hotel Monday afternoon.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized several groups, including Operation Hometown Gratitude.

The group of student volunteers has sent over 3,500 care packages to deployed troops since 2005.

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