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Jefferson Awards

Pastor Chuck Mayfield delivers food. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Feeds East Bay’s Hungry With Open Heart

Some call him a one man food army. He’s an Oakland pastor who drives more than a thousand miles a week delivering food to needy families in low income neighborhoods in Alameda County. Sharon Chin introduces us to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

01/29/2014

Janet Rao - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Bay Area Parents With Teens In Crisis

Raising a teenager can be difficult, especially if that teen is in crisis. One Peninsula mother’s life experience is now helping other parents in the Bay Area, through the program she founded called Willows in the Wind.

01/24/2014

Sally Trautwein. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Committed To Helping East Bay Homeless Veterans

The most recent homeless count in Alameda County shows 12 percent of the homeless are veterans. It’s a troubling statistic, and one that this week’s Jefferson Award winner is committed to changing.

01/08/2014

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A Look At The 2013 Bay Area Jefferson Award Winners

From little league…to special needs…from housing the homeless…to health care—the Bay Area Jefferson Award winners never waver in their commitment to community. And they give us endless ideas for ways we can all get involved.

12/25/2013

Jefferson Award winner Dr. Elouise Joseph. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Uses Stage To Help Youth Become Stars In Real Life

When Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” he couldn’t have known that, 400 years later, the idea would be the foundation for a life-changing program for youth. It’s called The All Stars Project, and this week’s Jefferson Award goes to the woman who is helping young people perform both on and off the stage.

12/18/2013

Jefferson Award winner Mort Cohen (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Attorney Champions Underdogs, Changes Policy

A Bay Area attorney has been building a legacy in the courtroom and the classroom. His volunteer work has earned him this week’s Jefferson Award.

12/11/2013

Jefferson Award winner Rachel Bisaillon (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winning Teen Uses Passion For Horses To Help Others

While taking after school horse riding lessons, a Peninsula teenager made a discovery that would change her life. This week’s Jefferson Award winner knew she had a passion for horses. Then, she discovered a special place in her heart for their young riders.

11/27/2013

Janet Waring (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Fills Gaps In Medical Care For Alameda County’s Needy

You may not know her name or see her work, but for decades, an Alameda County nurse has been making a difference by recognizing a need and doing what she could to fill it. This week’s Jefferson Award winner has spent her career and her retirement bringing health care and more to those most in need.

11/20/2013

Event chairman Tyler Hofinga checks last-minute details at the National Kidney Foundation Authors Lunch, October 26, 2013.
(CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Works Tirelessly For Kidney Disease Sufferers

Nearly one million people in the Bay Area suffer from chronic kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. One man has spent nearly two decades getting the word out in a big way: this week’s Jefferson Award winner. He’s described as an energetic leader and salesman who knows how to rally lots of people to a good cause.

11/13/2013

Michelle Lacourciere (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helping Create Brighter Future In Haiti

A business trip to Haiti changed the life of a Pacifica woman. This former paralegal and mother of three is now dedicated to improving the lives of families by bringing clean energy and the hope of a brighter future.

11/07/2013

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