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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:14 PM PDT

Half Moon Bay Non Profit Sees Wonderful Success Pairing Rescued Racehorses With Children With Special Needs

Half Moon Bay Non Profit Sees Wonderful Success Pairing Rescued Racehorses With Children With Special Needs

Joelle Dunlap says what she does is not therapy and she is not a therapist. It is simple freedom for a few minutes from the challenges of life with special needs.

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:41 PM PDT

A Birthday With No Cake? Non Profit Bakes Thousands Of Cakes For At-Risk Children Who Might Otherwise Not Have One

A Birthday With No Cake? Non Profit Bakes Thousands Of Cakes For At-Risk Children Who Might Otherwise Not Have One

In its first year, Cake4Kids baked 10 cakes for needy children. In 2016, the plan on baking more than 2,000.

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 06:10 PM PDT

Neighbors Rally To Help Redwood City Woman Struggling After Emergency Surgery

Neighbors Rally To Help Redwood City Woman Struggling After Emergency Surgery

Stasha Powell was having trouble caring for herself and her cats after returning home from emergency surgery. She posted a plea for help on the Nextdoor social network not knowing how people would respond. They...

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 01:10 AM PDT

'Kid From Hayward' Leads Growing International Aid Nonprofit

'Kid From Hayward' Leads Growing International Aid Nonprofit

Sant Kumar says lessons learned he learned from his grandmother when he was a little boy have inspired him to help hundreds of needy people on the other side of the world.

Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 at 10:17 PM PDT

The Story Behind The Bench With One Of The Best Views In The Bay Area

The Story Behind The Bench With One Of The Best Views In The Bay Area

Ike Silberman says his late wife, Roz, had a special way about her that made strangers feel instantly comfortable and at ease. She still does, in a way.

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 12:03 PM PDT

Neighbors Rally To Help Redwood City Woman Struggling After Emergency Surgery

Neighbors Rally To Help Redwood City Woman Struggling After Emergency Surgery

Stasha Powell was having trouble caring for herself and her cats after returning home from emergency surgery. She posted a plea for help on the Nextdoor social network not knowing how people would respond. They responded in the best possible way.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:49 AM PDT

Wheels For Chad: San Jose Community Raises Money So Formerly Homeless Man Can Better Help Those Living On The Streets

Wheels For Chad: San Jose Community Raises Money So Formerly Homeless Man Can Better Help Those Living On The Streets

A specially equipped van that Chad Bojorquez could drive in his wheelchair would help him greatly in his role as project director for Downtown Streets Team.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 03:47 PM PDT

Former High School Teacher's Scholarship Program Helps 150th Low-Income Student Reach College

Former High School Teacher's Scholarship Program Helps 150th Low-Income Student Reach College

In 2005, a group of friends sat in Charles Schmuck's living room. Their goal? Raise enough money to help three local students afford college. They have now reached that goal 50 times over.

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 11:12 PM PDT

Recent Santa Clara Graduate Heads Out On Epic Adventure To Aid Wounded Veterans

Recent Santa Clara Graduate Heads Out On Epic Adventure To Aid Wounded Veterans

Sarah Marble wants to get her post-graduate life off with "something really big."

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 at 12:03 PM PDT

Saratoga Mother Travels World Lobbying For New Paralympic Sport So Daughter Has Opportunity To Compete

Saratoga Mother Travels World Lobbying For New Paralympic Sport So Daughter Has Opportunity To Compete

When Raquel Boales disability prevented her from moving up in synchronized swimming, her mother dove into action.

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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