Meet our community hero: Nithin Parthasarathy

Tell us about yourself:  Im a 16-year-old High School student and I am from Orange County, California. Im the founder of the non-profit organization Zero Waste Initiative, dedicated to donating baking goods to charities.  How did your organization get started? It all started in January of 2020 when I was eating at a Brueggers bagel … Read more

Meet our Community Hero: Rose Foong

Tell us about yourself:  I was born in Indonesia and was living in Malaysia for a few years. Like everyone else, we love spicy food. I came here as a student and have been living in the US for almost 20 years. Im now located in Daly City by San Francisco borderlines with my family. … Read more

Meet our Community Hero: Shovana Thulung

Tell us about yourself: My name is Shovana Thulung and Im from Nepal. Professionally, I am a developer/photographer. I have been living in San Francisco for the past seven years.I created Sew Masks 4 SF as a way to help increase the number of masks being made and distributed in shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes … Read more

Meet our community hero: Kerby Lau

kerby in his garage

Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised in San Francisco, I went to Lincoln High School and after graduation, I joined the airforce as a firefighter before becoming the civilian firefighter that I am now. (been a San Francisco firefighter for 27 years now and might have 3 years left) I also enjoy … Read more

Meet our Community Hero: Emanuel Alvarez

Tell us about yourself:  My name is Emanuel and my wife and I are serving and running nonprofit organizations for women and children with needs, escaping domestic violence or homelessness in Guatemala. It all started when we made the decision to adopt our five children and saw all the pain and suffering the kids go … Read more

Meet our Community Hero: Meredith Ayres

delivery day

Tell us about yourself My name is Meredith and Ive been a perinatal nurse for nine years.  I started my nursing career in San Diego after graduation from San Diego State University, go Aztecs!  I moved back up to the bay area and love living in San Francisco!  I love my job because it’s unique … Read more