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Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 01:42 PM PST

A Dollar At A Time (And Sometimes Less) San Leandro Thrift Shop Helps Sick, Dying Children And Their Families

  A Dollar At A Time (And Sometimes Less) San Leandro Thrift Shop Helps Sick, Dying Children And Their Families

Dee Gonzales' experience with the Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop proves that sometimes our second choices can turn out first-rate.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:42 PM PST

Los Gatos Caterer Sees Business Boom With Hiring Of Developmentally Disabled

Los Gatos Caterer Sees Business Boom With Hiring Of Developmentally Disabled

Terri Piazza Shong says she wasn't looking to do a good deed. She just knew good workers when she saw them.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 11:48 PM PST

Milpitas Elementary School Students Construct Tiny Home

Milpitas Elementary School Students Construct Tiny Home

Rita Maultsby has been a big fan of project-based learning her entire teaching career. This year, she's given her students their biggest project ever.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:01 PM PST

52 Marathons In 52 Weeks? Ex-Smoker Sets Ambitious Running Goal

52 Marathons In 52 Weeks? Ex-Smoker Sets Ambitious Running Goal

Greg McQuaid wants other smokers to know it's never too late to quit and start living healthy.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 06:09 PM PST

One Dollar To Cure Cancer? Son Inspires CEO Dad To Start Ambitious Fundraiser For Cutting-Edge Treatments

One Dollar To Cure Cancer? Son Inspires CEO Dad To Start Ambitious Fundraiser For Cutting-Edge Treatments

Rider McDowell's goal is a big breakthrough in cancer treatment, one small donation at a time.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 01:00 PM PST

Silicon Valley Company Offering Free College Degree To Every Adult Living Or Working In Its City

Silicon Valley Company Offering Free College Degree To Every Adult Living Or Working In Its City

Adrian Ridner and Ben Wilson say Mountain View has been very good to them, so they want to do something good in return.

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:40 PM PST

Cop Breaks Into Song, Hoping to Break Barriers

Cop Breaks Into Song, Hoping to Break Barriers

Walking his beat one night in November, Colby Darrah asked a street performer if could play his guitar. "The rest is history," Darrah said.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 11:27 PM PST

Vet Flies Shelter Dogs to New Homes

Vet Flies Shelter Dogs to New Homes

With her team at Compassion Without Borders Christi Camblor has become and expert in changing dogs' lives by changing their zip codes.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 11:08 PM PST

High School Freshman With Terminal Disease Has One Wish

High School Freshman With Terminal Disease Has One Wish

Writing, directing, and acting in videos with her friends is one of 14-year-old's few escapes from life with muscular dystrophy. She just wished more people could see here work.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 10:44 PM PST

Dancing Middle School Principal Gets Students Day Started On Right Foot. Then Left. Then Right ...

Dancing Middle School Principal Gets Students Day Started On Right Foot. Then Left. Then Right ...

Sue Goldman says the first morning she greeted students by dancing in front of her middle school, both students and staff looked at her like she was crazy. Then they started dancing, too.

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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