From serving thousands of homeless people, to giving etiquette classes to kids, this week’s Jefferson Award winner has made it her mission to give back.
It’s a talk few people would initiate on their own. But thanks to this week’s Jefferson Award winner, it’s a conversation more and more people are having these days.
Sometimes Meals on Wheels is the only contact recipients have with other people. This week’s Jefferson Award winners lead the Sonoma program, delivering caring — and cake — to dozens every day.
Quilting started as a hobby for a retired San Francisco woman, but in just a few years, it’s become the center of a whole network of community giving.
An East Bay man gave up his tech career to leave more time to volunteer to help Bay Area wildlife — and the result has been life-changing for countless creatures.
Some call him the Santa Claus of the San Leandro schools’ music program. If teachers and students need something, he finds a way to grant their wish, making him this week’s Bay Area Jefferson Award winner.
The Loma Prieta earthquake changed a lot of lives back in 1989. Thanks to the creativity and hard work of this week’s Jefferson Award, it’s still changing lives today.. for the better.
It’s now been ten years that KPIX 5 has been profiling Bay Area Jefferson Award winners — stories on the quiet heroes who show one person can make a difference in our community.
They call themselves “the bag ladies” or “the two little old ladies from Livermore.” But the nicknames don’t begin to describe the powerful way this week’s Jefferson Award winners touch the lives of cancer patients.
Walk past the senior annex of the San Francisco Stonestown YMCA and chances are good you’ll hear drumming. But it’s no garage band – it’s this week’s Jefferson Award winner, working with her fellow musicians on a centuries-old art form.