Volunteer Group Grants Little Wishes To Hospitalized ChildrenWhen a neighbor said she wanted to help chronically ill children who were stuck in the hospital, this week's Jefferson Award winner jumped in to help. She's not a doctor or nurse, but she found a way to use her own expertise to make a difference.
Little Gifts Inspire Big Dreams For At-Risk GirlsThis week's Jefferson Award winner is inspiring women and girls to believe in themselves -- and it starts with a simple gift and a special message. 
Project Grants Wishes For Bay Area SeniorsKnowing that a simple act of kindness can change a person's life inspired this week's Jefferson Award winner to help low-income Bay Area seniors realize their dreams.
San Jose Veteran Serves His Neighbors In RetirementHe's a good friend to hundreds of senior citizens in South San Jose, helping them get rid of what's too toxic to trash.
Unique Style Of Giving Makes Giving StylishShe's created a unique style of giving that makes giving stylish. This week's Jefferson Award winner uses women's love of fashion as a force for good.
Writing Center Guides Oakland Kids In Telling Their StoriesThis week's Jefferson Award winner has a passion for both writing and mentoring Oakland kids who want to put pen to paper.
Teenager's Project Refurbishes Laptops For Students In NeedSurveys conducted within the last year show more than one in ten California households don't have access to the internet because many can't afford a computer. This week's young Jefferson Award winners is changing that.
Non-Profit Offers Low-Interest Microloans To Low-Income Minority WomenStarting a small business is hard enough. If you're low income, a woman, and a minority, it might seem impossible. But this week's Jefferson Award winner is helping such women achieve their goals everyday.
SF Non-Profit Giving Entrepreneurs A Kick-Start In Restaurant BusinessA San Francisco-based non-profit is providing affordable commercial kitchen space to entrepreneurs, especially low-income women of color and other immigrants.
Self Help For The Elderly Empowers And Serves Bay Area SeniorsWhether it is helping seniors with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's or leading a dance class, Anni Chung has done it all, and now she is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Teen Forms Non-Profit To Reach Out To Lonely Seniors On The PhoneFor many lonely senior citizens, a phone call from a friend can make the difference in their day. This simple gesture is something Bay Area teenager Anika Kumar knows all about.
East Bay Mother Aims To Prevent Another Tragedy With Anti-Hazing MessageNational statistics show almost half of young people have experienced some sort of hazing by the time they reach college. But an East Bay mother who lost her son to a hazing ritual is spreading the word to protect other families from a similar tragedy. She's this week's Jefferson Award winner.

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