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How Individual Acts Improve the World, Fueled by Kindness and the Power of People
"At the core of our philosophy at Points of Light", writes Natalye Paquin, president and chief executive officer of Points of Light, "is a belief that the most powerful force in the world is the individual who has realized their power to do good, and who applies their time, talent, and resources to make a positive difference. I believe that every individual has the power to create change and no act is too small. It is not someone else – it is each of us."
Celebrating the Contributions of Extraordinary Black Changemakers
During Black History Month, we recognize and celebrate the significant contributions that African-Americans have made throughout our history. Learn about other influential African-Americans featured on the Points of Light Monument, a one-mile walkway in Washington, D.C., honors the actions and service of famous Americans who have transformed our nation and the world.
Retired Navy Officer Builds Volunteer-Led Program to Tackle Childhood Hunger in Her Community
When confronted with big societal problems, like hunger, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But when Claire Bloom was confronted with the issue of childhood hunger in her own community of Rochester, New Hampshire, she knew she had to take action.
19 Everyday Ways You Can Make a Difference in 2019
The beginning of a new year is a great opportunity to start volunteering, or to find new ways to make a difference in your community. Here are everyday ways you can start making a difference this year

Stories of Change

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I am lucky to love what I do. For the last eight years I have had the privilege to watc...

Scientist Sparks Discovery and Spreads Awaren...

That first spark of amazement in a child’s face is what drives Lori Morton’s volunteeri...

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy Through Community...

As the largest national day of service, MLK Day is valued as a day “on,” not a day off...

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