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March 30, 2011 10:15 PM

24 Hours of Giving: noon to 5 p.m.

Every day — nearly every hour — volunteers young and old help businesses and agencies and regular people tick in metro Kansas City. They wash pans for charities, read books to children, visit with the sick or lonely and feed people who are hungry. It’s about helping. Feeling good. Satisfying a gnawing inside to do something for someone else.

Here are some of their stories, gathered in one 24-hour period by Star reporters and photographers.

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