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    LOS ALTOS, Calif. (KGO) -- A 7-year-old girl in the South Bay heard the Monterey Bay Aquarium was in need of donations and decided to launch a fundraising campaign by creating fun interactive calendars for children."It makes me feel like, we needed to help them and find someway to do that," said Ava MacDonald, creator of Otterly Rainbows. Ava was introduced to sea otters by her first-grade teacher who shared the love for the marine mammal with her class."I love otters so much because they're adorable and I think they are so playful," said Ava. "Monterey Bay has this little otter hole and I love to play peek-a-boo with them."Ava has frequently visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium since the age...
    By winning many events, Serbian star Novak Djokovic has earned a lot of prize money throughout his career. He has used this money for many amazing things like the Novak Djokovic Foundation and now, to finance a private jet for a little girl. Novak Djokovic Helps A Little Girl In Serbia, funds were raised for the treatment of Sofija Markuljevic who is suffering from spinal muscular atrophy. These funds are to be used for her treatment in the United States. She will hopefully be cured of her disease there. To help her get there, Novak Djokovic collaborated with businessman Miodrag Kostic. Together, they financed a private jet for her so that she could reach the United States as soon as...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Homies Empowerment Program is a grassroots, youth and community organization located in East Oakland and they are giving away essential goods to make food accessible to their community."We are just doing what the community should do when times are tough," said Rogelio X., inventory coordinator of Homies Empowerment Program.Before COVID-19, Homies Empowerment operated as an independent after school program. More than a year ago, the program started a storefront and provided books and clothes for their East Bay neighborhood.Now they've taken up a new mission to gather as many donations, food and toiletries to the Latin and Black communities that have been impacted by COVID-19.RELATED: Oakland movie theater creates 'meal crate' food delivery service to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An attempt by Airbnb to assuage the financial concerns of its property owners, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the travel industry, is backfiring on social media as renters balk at the suggestion of helping out their hosts. The San Francisco-based short-term rental firm has rolled out a tool that allows guests to send former hosts “kindness cards” that can include cash donations to the property owners. “To show appreciation or encouragement, eligible guests can send personalized kindness cards to hosts they’ve given four or five-star ratings, with the option to add a financial contribution,” reads an Airbnb help center article. “Airbnb will charge no fee, and 100% of your contribution goes directly...
    AIRBNB has come under fire for asking guests to donate cash to hosts during the coronavirus pandemic. The San Francisco, California-based home-sharing company introduced a new feature this week that gives guests the option to donate money to previous hosts they've stayed with. 3 A Twitter user named Rosaleen posted the message they received from Airbnb, giving them the option to create a 'kindness card' and donate money to former hostsCredit: Twitter Airbnb has written to customers: “Like all of us, hosts on Airbnb are impacted by COVID-19, and many of them are unable to welcome guests.” “Now more than ever, it’s important to reach out and support one another — even in small ways.” “Today, we’re introducing a new...
    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- We are highlighting the work people are doing to help Build a Better Bay Area in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.Thanks to volunteers in East Palo Alto, there are more than just meals given out at a nightly food drive.RELATED: 'ABC7 Better Bay Area: Project Thanks'Helping others is a way that we can help ourselves.At the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula in East Palo Alto, like the meals being passed out, people giving back are never in short supply. Here at East Palo Alto for their nightly food drive at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. 2,000 meals are handed out by volunteers every Friday night. Here is the...
    MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KGO) -- In our mission to Build a Better Bay Area, we highlight the good deeds happening by those who are trying to help their community.An act of kindness by one Morgan Hill woman shown in our story has now inspired others to give back.RELATED: Coronavirus kindness: South Bay woman makes blankets for people who lost loved ones to COVID-19Despite what's going on in the world around us, acts of kindness are never in short supply.In June we introduced you to Kate Nelson, a retired teacher in Morgan Hill, who is spending her time in quarantine making support blankets for people who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.It's a mission that tugged on the heartstrings of our...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Food banks across the country have been in high demand during the coronavirus pandemic and they are in need of help to keep up the supply.Now, a young San Jose resident is using her talents to support the cause.RELATED: Coronavirus Impact: Silicon Valley food programs see sudden rise in demand, costsMaansi Ranjan watches ABC7 News with her family every night.They watch to stay informed, but one night the images spoke to 11-year-old Maansi in a different way."On TV there was the huge lines going for miles with cars outside of food banks," Maansi said. "It made me want to do something to help, not just watch."RELATED: Alameda Food Bank sees 10x demand amid COVID-19 crisisSo...
    SAN CARLOS, Calif. (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the typical lunch crowd at Stamp Bistro Bar & Grill in San Carlos, but on this particular afternoon, the kitchen is bustling."Honestly, my heart is pumping," said owner Steve Tosun, who is busy boxing up dozens of meals with his wife, Sema.Near them are two cooks frying up chicken and pork cutlets with a mix of vegetables and potatoes. Even though the restaurant is struggling to survive during the pandemic, it has been donating restaurant-quality meals to senior citizens on the Peninsula."In good times everybody helps each other. The importance is in tough times to help," explains Steve Tosun. "We bring good things to those most vulnerable people. It makes...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- As people lose loved ones to the coronavirus pandemic, a Morgan Hill woman is trying to support them in a warm and fuzzy way because the coronavirus can impact families in terrible ways.San Jose's Joanie Thomas and her family saw this reality play out earlier this year."Back in March, my mother-in-law and my father-in-law both died of the COVID-19 virus," Thomas said. "My aunt also died and she is kind of like my mom to me."In such a difficult time, it was an unsuspecting gift that helped turn things around.RELATED: 'ABC7 Better Bay Area: Project Thanks'"A friend of mine, Kelli, called me up and said, 'I'm going to drop off something for you and just...
    MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KGO) -- Seemingly every week we see a new, creative way to honor the class of 2020 who are missing out on their end of the year activities due to the novel coronavirus.In the South Bay, the Morgan Hill community has found a way to highlight their seniors while bringing people back to their once busy downtown.Small towns have struggled to keep businesses thriving during the coronavirus pandemic, especially here in Morgan Hill."To see a downtown, that we spent decades building up and really rejuvenating to really become the centerpiece of our community, become more of a ghost town was really hard," Morgan Hill City Council Member Larry Carr said.RELATED: Coronavirus impact: Morgan Hill restaurants trying to...