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Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 at 11:25 AM PST

Cranksgiving: Food Collection For Turkey Day in South Bay

Cranksgiving: Food Collection For Turkey Day in South Bay

Cranksgiving started in New York City in 1999 but didn't arrive in San Jose until this holiday season.

Friday, Nov 4, 2016 at 06:49 AM PDT

San Mateo Woman Hopes Long-Hidden Trove Of Dorothea Lange Photos Will Help Put Small Peninsula Museum On The Map

San Mateo Woman Hopes Long-Hidden Trove Of Dorothea Lange Photos Will Help Put Small Peninsula Museum On The Map

Ellen Chong always new the stash of 23 pictures in the fire safe on the floor of her closet were worth something. She just never knew what kind of value they might have for the Peninsula Museum of Art.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 at 12:44 PM PDT

8-Year-Old's Challenge To His Father Inspires Him To Donate Millions Of Meals To Hungry And Homeless

 8-Year-Old's Challenge To His Father Inspires Him To Donate Millions Of Meals To Hungry And Homeless

Ewell Sterner took his young son with him to volunteer one day because he wanted to shift how he saw the world. It worked, but it wasn't the only thing that changed that day.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 at 10:47 PM PDT

After Years Of Thrilling Neighbors For Free, San Jose Father, Son Take Their Haunting Passion "Pro"

  After Years Of Thrilling Neighbors For Free, San Jose Father, Son Take Their Haunting Passion "Pro"

Abe Barrera decorated his home for Halloween for the first time when his son, Mike, was just 3-years-old. As Mike has grown, so have the displays. This year, though, the pair are taking their haunted house to...

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:09 PM PDT

USF Baseball Player Reflects On Effort To Save Mother's Life

USF Baseball Player Reflects On Effort To Save Mother's Life

Joey Carney was willing to risk not only his athletic career, but his life, to save the life of his biggest fan.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:26 PM PDT

Classmates Rally To Support Teen After Heartbreaking Loss

Classmates Rally To Support Teen After Heartbreaking Loss

Leah Robbie didn't share the details of her father's illness with many others at her school. When she needed them, though, they responded.

Friday, Oct 7, 2016 at 11:21 AM PDT

Teen Pianist Shares Her Gift With Low Income Children

Teen Pianist Shares Her Gift With Low Income Children

15-year-old Megan Auyeung remembers how she felt when music classes were cut in her elementary school. She now wants to make sure as many children are exposed to music as possible regardless of their financial...

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 09:41 PM PDT

South Bay Children's Author Overcomes Dyslexia To Start Literary Career

South Bay Children's Author Overcomes Dyslexia To Start Literary Career

Julie Dart always dreamed of becoming a well-known author. She's well on her way. With a few changes.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:19 PM PDT

San Jose Woman, Friends Host "Pad Party," Collect 30,000 Pads And Tampons To Help Homeless Women

San Jose Woman, Friends Host "Pad Party," Collect 30,000 Pads And Tampons To Help Homeless Women

Amy Pizarro had never considered how challenging it must be for homeless women during their periods. Once she did, though, she knew just what to do to help.

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 11:43 AM PDT

East Bay Mother Turns Single Act Of Kindness Into More Than 200,000 Of Them

East Bay Mother Turns Single Act Of Kindness Into More Than 200,000 Of Them

The day in 200 when Janet Frazier's daughters were in a car crash was the worst of her life. Still, something good did happen that day. Something she wanted to share with others.

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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@nbcuni.com