Portland’s ’99 girlfriends’ give $100K to help homeless, foster & convicted youth in college 

A new women’s collective giving group, built under the moniker “ninety-nine girlfriends,” has awarded $100,000 to a Portland-based collaborative that helps students least likely to finish high school and enter college. The PDX Bridge Project helps homeless, foster and convicted youth not only start college, but finish their first year strong.It offers personalized support from coaches, high…

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…