Sunnyvale Centenarian Shares Bay Area History With Volunteer WorkA century-old Sunnyvale woman says volunteerism helps keep her young.
Bay Area Holocaust Survivor Shares His Inspiring Escape Story With ThousandsFor sharing his Holocaust survivor story with tens of thousands of people in the last 16 years, this Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Herbert Heller.
Parents Of Son With Autism Create Non-Profit Autistry Studios To Help Young AdultsJanet Lawson and Dan Swearingen founded Autistry Studios 12 years ago after the husband-and-wife team saw their own son, who also has autism, struggle with opportunities after high school.
San Francisco Couple Repurposes Old Yoga Mats Into Pads For Homeless People's PetsA chilly morning walk to work in San Francisco's financial district spawned a creative recycling idea that brings comfort to the homeless and their pets.
Local Doctor's Foundation Provides Free Health Care To Rural Western Kenya Dr. Gail Wagner provides free medical care to thousands of rural Kenyans.
Organizer For Visitacion Valley Program Helps Change The Lives Of KidsIn one of San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods, there's a steady "ROCK" where children can forget about their troubles and have fun.
Bay Area Woman Heads Nonprofit To Help Disabled People Lead Independent LivesA Bay Area woman is being recognized for helping those with disabilities.
Jefferson Awards 2019 Holiday Special - Full EpisodeFor the past 15 years, KPIX 5 has partnered with the Jefferson Awards, part of the national non-profit Multiply Good which is devoted to 'honoring those who put others first.'
Nonprofit CEO Is Driving Force In Helping North Marin Families In CrisisFor more than a decade of helping community members in need in North Marin, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Cheryl Paddack.
2019 Jefferson Award Winners Feted At Annual Gala In San FranciscoThe 2019 Jefferson Award winners received medals at the annual ceremony in San Francisco at the Herbst Theater on January 14.
Bay Area Woman Taps Pro Athletes To Help Bring Joy To Underserved KidsAs a child, she was inspired by the encouraging words of a pro football quarterback who took the time to chat with her. Today, she harnesses athletes' star power to encourage underserved children to believe in themselves.
Oakland Cop Leans On Experience While Mentoring Children Of Incarcerated ParentsOakland police officer Freddy Williams knows exactly how heartbreaking it is for children to have their parents incarcerated, and he's dedicated himself to a program that mentors and empowers these young people.
South Bay Teen Throws Unforgettable Birthday Parties For Homeless KidsOne in every 30 children is homeless each year in the U.S., according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. So a South Bay teenager set out to give as many of them as possible a luxury many of their parents cannot afford.
Napa Woman's Medical Supply Donation Center Gives Much-Needed Equipment AccessFor helping others gain access to the care and medical equipment they might otherwise have to do without, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Yvonne Baginski.
North Marin Cooking Program Teaches Kids To Eat HealthyThis week's Jefferson Award winner saw children in his community struggle with healthy eating, so he made it his mission to help them develop better eating and cooking habits.