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Making a Difference

Wash. girl completes 600 random acts of kindness

Wash. girl completes 600 random acts of kindnessSeveral months ago 8-year-old Alex McKelvey set out to do a lot of nice things for people she doesn't even know.
  • Making a Difference
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Features

Oregon City woman creates versatile blankets for homeless

Oregon City woman creates versatile blankets for homelessAn Oregon City woman who knows what's it's like to live out of her car is sewing blankets to hand out to the homeless.
  • Features
  • 4 weeks ago
Education

Senior mentoring program seeks state funding to expand

Senior mentoring program seeks state funding to expandMore than 50 senior mentors are volunteering in 11 area schools through a program at Metropolitan Family Service.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Entertainment

Tesla offers 'dream drives' for kids in local charity event

Tesla offers 'dream drives' for kids in local charity eventThe Tesla Tour stopped in Portland Monday, in a partnership with a local charity that provides dream drives for kids.
  • Entertainment
  • 1 month ago
Making a Difference

Home Depot makes repairs for Beaverton veteran

Home Depot makes repairs for Beaverton veteranIn the past three years, Home Depot volunteers have helped more than 15,000 disabled veterans across the country,
  • Making a Difference
  • 1 month ago
Making a Difference

Tigard podiatrist collects shoes for Soles4Souls

Tigard podiatrist collects shoes for Soles4SoulsA Tigard Podiatrist is collecting shoes of all sizes to send around the world.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Making a Difference

OHSU cancer doctors summit Mt. Kilimanjaro

OHSU cancer doctors summit Mt. KilimanjaroTwo OHSU doctors can check off one of their biggest bucket list moments.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Making a Difference

Newport mom thankful for life-saving organ donation

Newport mom thankful for life-saving organ donationA Newport mother of two is sharing her story of survival to encourage organ donation.
  • Making a Difference
  • 2 months ago
Health

Clinical cancer trial funding crisis hits Portland

Clinical cancer trial funding crisis hits PortlandThe National Cancer Institute says because of the recession and federal sequestration budget cuts, clinical cancer trials are in a funding crisis.
  • Health
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Making a Difference

OHSU doctors to climb Kilimanjaro for cancer research

OHSU doctors to climb Kilimanjaro for cancer researchAt 19,000 feet, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Two OHSU doctors are preparing to climb it for a cause.
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Making a Difference

MLK Day of Service events

MLK Day of Service eventsMLK Day of Service events 2015
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  • 3 months ago
Ducks

Coach discusses rare disease that connects FSU, UO

Coach discusses rare disease that connects FSU, UODuring Wednesday's Rose Bowl pre-game press conference, KGW's Joe Donlon asked Jimbo Fisher about his experience with FA.
  • Ducks
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Making-a-difference

Rose Parade float honors NW organ donors

Rose Parade float honors NW organ donorsOn New Year's Day during the Rose Parade, you'll want to keep an eye out for one very special float.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Making-a-difference

Homeless man given $100: Watch what he does

Homeless man given $100: Watch what he doesVideo of a filmmaker's experiment involving a homeless man is going viral on the Internet.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Making-a-difference

Good Samaritan prompts Portland woman to 'pay it forward'

Good Samaritan prompts Portland woman to 'pay it forward'Holiday is the season for giving and a woman in North Portland knows that first hand.
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Making-a-difference

Turner mom finds purse full of cash, returns to owner

Turner mom finds purse full of cash, returns to ownerA Turner woman in need found a purse with more than a thousand dollars inside and returned it to its rightful owner.
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  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
KGW Investigates

Teen escapes Boko Haram, starts new life in Canyonville, OR

Teen escapes Boko Haram, starts new life in Canyonville, OR18-year-old Mercy Paul smiles brightly — showing no sign of her ordeal in northern Nigeria. She's started a new life at a boarding school in Canyonville, Oregon.
  • KGW Investigates
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Woman nearly killed in crash gets to celebrate Thanksgiving

Woman nearly killed in crash gets to celebrate ThanksgivingA young woman was able to go home for the day to celebrate Thanksgiving, nearly four months after a crash that nearly killed her.
  • Local
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Life

Meals on Wheels collects Thanksgiving meals for seniors

Meals on Wheels collects Thanksgiving meals for seniorsThis year, when you head to the store to do your Thanksgiving shopping, you have a chance to buy someone else a meal.
  • Life
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Making-a-difference

Watch: Dad dresses up as Spider-Man for sick son

Watch: Dad dresses up as Spider-Man for sick sonThis has to be one of the coolest dad videos on the Internet!
  • Making-a-difference
  • 5 months ago
Style

Portland shop sells fall fashions to fight breast cancer

Portland shop sells fall fashions to fight breast cancerOn Northwest Portland's trendy Northwest 23rd Avenue women can find fall fashion at a fraction of the original price and help fund breast cancer research.
  • Style
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Life

Nonprofit puts 'a bird on it' for arts students

Nonprofit puts 'a bird on it' for arts studentsA flock of artists has landed in Portland, leaving behind 80 carefully crafted bird houses to benefit Oregon students.
  • Life
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Firefighters to climb 40 flights Sunday for CF benefit

Firefighters to climb 40 flights Sunday for CF benefit"I'm a firefighter, not a fundraiser," said Wes Loucks. He started the Stairclimb Challenge when his two grandsons were diagnosed with CF.
  • Local
  • 7 months ago
Style

Portland man skips lunch to help hungry kids

Portland man skips lunch to help hungry kids Anton Cobb said he recently read an article about childhood hunger and was so moved, he wanted to do something to help.
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  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Style

Portland man skips lunch to help hungry kids

Portland man skips lunch to help hungry kids Anton Cobb said he recently read an article about childhood hunger and was so moved, he wanted to do something to help.
  • Style
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
News

Eugene dad runs half-marathon amid chemo

Eugene dad runs half-marathon amid chemoTwo days before the Eugene Half Marathon, Johnny Harr takes a light jog near his house on the south end of town.
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  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
News

Salem woman adds spice to life with gift pies

Salem woman adds spice to life with gift piesAdjusting to the slower pace of retirement can be tough for some people. But for one Salem woman it’s been a piece of cake. Or in her case a piece of pie.
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  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
News

Salem woman adds spice to life with gift pies

Salem woman adds spice to life with gift piesAdjusting to the slower pace of retirement can be tough for some people. But for one Salem woman it’s been a piece of cake. Or in her case a piece of pie.
  • News
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
News

West Linn mom: Maddi lives on through organs

West Linn mom: Maddi lives on through organsMaddi Higgins' heart went to a recipient in Los Angeles and her lungs to someone in Seattle.
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  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
News

West Linn mom: Maddi lives on through organs

West Linn mom: Maddi lives on through organsMaddi Higgins' heart went to a recipient in Los Angeles and her lungs to someone in Seattle.
  • News
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago