Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 05:47 PM PDT

SF Banker Goes (Six) Extra Miles For Non Profit Customer

SF Banker Goes (Six) Extra Miles For Non Profit Customer

For Gabriel Speyer, doing good during his 9-5, apparently isn't good enough.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:21 AM PDT

San Jose Teen Led Search for Missing Plane

San Jose Teen Led Search for Missing Plane

When a plane carrying five members of a South Bay family crashed in December, more than 2,000 people joined a Facebook group to help scour satellite images for signs of where the plane went

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM PDT

Mill Valley Woman With Down Syndrome A Winner At National Special Olympics, A Role Model Back Home

Mill Valley Woman With Down Syndrome A Winner At National Special Olympics, A Role Model Back Home

What did Kim Chandler do after winning three swimming medals at the Special Olympics' USA Games? Kept winning, of course.

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 05:54 PM PDT

Woman Determined To Help Less-Fortunate Children Be Better Prepared For School

Woman Determined To Help Less-Fortunate Children Be Better Prepared For School

Lynda Hall has set a goal of delivering 500 lightly-used backpacks filled with school supplies to homeless and needy children in Santa Cruz County.

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 01:51 PM PDT

Mill Valley Man Treks To Turn Personal Loss Into Public Gain

Mill Valley Man Treks To Turn Personal Loss Into Public Gain

John "Woody" Orofino plans to hike all 210 miles of the John Muir Trail later this summer. He will be by himself, but not alone.

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 04:18 PM PDT

Pleasanton Man's Colorful Gesture To Make Sick Wife Smile Inspires Hundreds To Join Him

Pleasanton Man's Colorful Gesture To Make Sick Wife Smile Inspires Hundreds To Join Him

Valerie Brosdal admits the month following her cancer diagnosis was a dark time. All her husband, Ralph Kapostins, wanted to do was make her smile. He had no idea so many others would want to help him.

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Each week NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas profiles the people, the groups, and the companies making the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live. Bay Area Proud stories are success stories; inspiring profiles of those making a positive change in our communities. Do you know someone who we should profile? Contact garvin.thomas.nbc@gmail.com