San Francisco Artist Sells Portraits, Donates Funds To People Affected By COVID-19People are coming up with a lot of creative ways to give during the COVID-19 pandemic, including one person whose generosity started with her paintbrush.
San Francisco Restaurateur Gives Free Meals To Frontline Hospital WorkersA restaurant CEO has found a way to "melt" the hearts of frontline hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sonoma County Woman's Animal Rescue Thrives With Army Of VolunteersOn a recent sunny morning Shirley Zindler started out the day like she often does, walking her one-and-a-half acre Sonoma County property with some of her favorite companions, the dogs she's taken in at her non-profit, Dogwood Animal Rescue Project.
San Francisco Teacher Organizes Fund-Raising Effort To Help Undocumented WorkersEven before Governor Newsom promised state funds to help undocumented workers through the pandemic, hundreds of San Francisco educators pledged part of their federal stimulus checks.
East Bay Woman's Creates Quilts To Give Comfort To People In CrisisWhen there's a crisis in her community, an East Bay woman is known for turning to her sewing machine for ideas to help.
Half Moon Bay Couple Provides Sense Of Belonging For Kids, Horses Through Square Peg FoundationYoung people with disabilities can find a sense of belonging on a ranch, thanks to a Half Moon Bay couple who's created a special place where "everyone fits," both the riders and the horses.
San Francisco Restaurant Che Fico Donates Family Meals During Coronavirus Shelter-In-PlaceA chef and an investor came up with a partnership that's a recipe for giving: they're feeding hundreds of needy families a day during the coronavirus pandemic.
Santa Rosa Auto Shop Shifts Gears To Make Custom Face Masks For Frontline WorkersThe co-owner of a Santa Rosa auto restoration shop has been shifting gears to help protect frontline workers during the coronavirus shelter-in-place.
East Bay Woman Creates Service Project For Children Looking To Contribute To SocietyAn East Bay woman is helping children feel good by finding ways for them to perform good deeds for people in need.
Strangers Work Together To Feed At-Risk Neighbors In San Francisco Sunset District During PandemicA pair of strangers got together to make sure their most at-risk neighbors in San Francisco's Sunset District were cared for during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place.
East Bay Author's Idea Feeds Hospital Workers, Helps Struggling Restaurants During Coronavirus PandemicAn East Bay author has come up with a way to feed frontline hospital workers, help struggling restaurants and give people a chance to contribute during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NorCal Man Takes Family Tradition Of Giving To New Level Working With Needy Families In El SalvadorA Bay Area man who grew up with a tradition of giving - started by his grandparents 35 years ago - has taken his family's charitable foundation to a whole new level.
Volunteer Driving Program Helps Orinda Seniors In NeedSenior citizens in Orinda who need help going to the doctor and running errands have been getting help from a free transportation service that was set up years ago by Bay Area Jefferson Award winner Kate Wiley.
Peninsula Teen's 'Books4All' Campaign Shares Joy Of Reading With Underserved KidsFor funding Books4All, a creative fundraising campaign that shares the joy of reading with underserved kids, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Eric Gan.
Marin County Woman Helps Fight Climate ChangeWith the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency preparedness is a major concern for many in the Bay Area. Climate change is also a pressing issue. KPIX 5's latest Jefferson Award winner helps others learn to be resilient in the face of both.