Bay Area Proud

Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 at 12:24 PM PST

SF Couple Reunites Crime Victims With Their Belongings

SF Couple Reunites Crime Victims With Their Belongings

Michael Hofman and Janet Moyer's way of giving back is by giving back. Literally.

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 02:07 PM PST

Berkeley Magician Has World-Class Trick Up His Sleeve, But Not What You Might Think

Berkeley Magician Has World-Class Trick Up His Sleeve, But Not What You Might Think

Chuck Katis says he fell in love with magic at the age of five and soon discovered he had a real talent for it. It's not his only talent, though.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 at 11:18 AM PST

Teens Work With Ski Resorts to Keep Homeless Warm

Teens Work With Ski Resorts to Keep Homeless Warm

16-year-olds, Corinne Hindes and Katrine Kirsebom, run a non profit, Warm Winters, that collects warm, winter clothing from ski resort lost-and-founds and donates them to the homeless.

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 03:09 PM PST

Morgan Hill Community Rallies Around Months-Long Effort to Bring Stray Dog in From the Cold

Morgan Hill Community Rallies Around Months-Long Effort to Bring Stray Dog in From the Cold

For two months, three Morgan Hill women played a game of cat and mouse with a stray, white dog.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 10:18 PM PST

East Bay Veteran, Musician Suffers Personal Setback In Fight Against PTSD

East Bay Veteran, Musician Suffers Personal Setback In Fight Against PTSD

John Preston gave everything had had in his mission to raise awareness about PTSD. He now realizes he is going to have to give more.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 01:44 PM PST

Wine Country Family Closing In On $1 Million Raised For Heart Charities

Wine Country Family Closing In On $1 Million Raised For Heart Charities

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life handed the Groom family a setback, they made wine.

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 at 09:13 AM PST

Peninsula Teen Uses Financial Prowess To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence

Peninsula Teen Uses Financial Prowess To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence

It wasn't enough for 17-year-old Nick Jaeger to raise $85,000 for victims of domestic violence. He now wants to turn that into even more money.

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 02:46 PM PST

SB 50 Fund Profiles: BAYCAT

SB 50 Fund Profiles: BAYCAT

50 Fund, the charitable arms of Super Bowl 50, awarded more than $2 million to Bay Area non-profits. BAYCAT, a non-profit as well, was hired to produce video profiles of the recipients.

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 at 07:52 PM PST

50 Fund Game Changers: Summer Search

50 Fund Game Changers: Summer Search

50 Fund, the charitable arms of Super Bowl 50, has awarded Game Changer grants of $500,000 to five Bay Area non profits who work to change the lives of young people.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 09:14 PM PST

50 Fund Game Changers: Fresh Lifelines For Youth

50 Fund Game Changers: Fresh Lifelines For Youth

50 Fund, the charitable arms of Super Bowl 50, has awarded Game Changer grants of $500,000 to five Bay Area non profits who work to change the lives of young people.

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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