The gift of giving: Youth donates birthday presents to charity

Stella Osiedacz had just one wish for her Oct. 24 birthday this year: To donate her birthday presents to local charity.

With the help of her parents, Dan Osiedacz and Heather Haas, the 8-year-old from Sauk City created a wish list on Amazon and asked family and friends to purchase toys that could be donated to local youth. The two charities Stella chose were the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation and the Sauk Prairie Police Department’s Kops for Kids program.

“I chose the hospital because my brother Gelana had surgery before and I wanted to help other kids at the hospital,” said Stella Osiedacz. “I hope it makes them happy.”

Haas said her daughter had heard about programs in police departments like Kops for Kids and wanted to donate locally.

Source: The gift of giving: Youth donates birthday presents to charity | Regional news | wiscnews.com

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