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Making a Difference: three nonprofits report a spike in donations

As a result of coverage on 'Nightly News,' three nonprofits are reporting that they received far more donations than normal. NBC's Katy Tur reports.

Three organizations profiled during NBC Nightly News' Making a Difference series said they've raised far more in donations that they typically do as a result of Nightly's coverage. If you'd like to take a look at the original stories, we've re-posted them below along with links to the organizations' websites. 

One Simple Wish is an organization that grants wishes to foster children. 

An organization called One Simple Wish has granted the wishes of more than 3000 foster children, providing a small piece of joy to kids still in need of a permanent family. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.

The Starkey Hearing Foundation assists those with hearing loss.


Stephanie Montalvo has been legally deaf since birth, but the 15-year-old is now able to hear -- thanks to an organization that helps kids get hearing devices their families would not ordinarily be able to afford. NBC's Chelsea Clinton reports.

And the Graybeards are raising money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

A group of firefighters, cops, executives and others who have made it their mission help even when they're off duty, are raising money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. NBC's Katy Tur reports.