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Bay Area Proud

Inspiring stories of people making a difference

Jul 12, 2019

Love Is: Bay Area Designer, Entrepreneur Launches Company, Spreads Message

Love Is: Bay Area Designer, Entrepreneur Launches Company, Spreads Message

After realizing her dream career in design and fashion, Chrissie Lam started the Love Is Project, selling bracelets created by artisans in 10 countries. Now, she is about to publish her first book. Garvin Thomas

May 17, 2017

Fashion Students Work With Disabled To Create Garments Designed To Better Their Lives

 Fashion Students Work With Disabled To Create Garments Designed To Better Their Lives

From a skirt that doesn't ride up for a woman in a wheelchair to a jacket that helps a veteran cope with his PTSD, San Francisco State students create one-of-a-kind garments to help fellow students and...

Apr 25, 2017

South Bay Non Profit, Volunteers Help 79-Year-Old, Blind, Deaf Man Stay In His Home

South Bay Non Profit, Volunteers Help 79-Year-Old, Blind, Deaf Man Stay In His Home

In honor of its 25th anniversary, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley tackled more than 30 repair projects in a single day, including a very important one for a 79-year-old man.

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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
North Bay Spirit Awards
The North Bay Spirit award was developed in partnership with The Press Democrat and Comcast NBCU to celebrate people who make a difference in our communities. In addition to highlighting remarkable individuals, the North Bay Spirit program aims to encourage volunteerism, raise visibility of nonprofits and create a spirit of giving. Click here for stories and videos about the recipients.