Apr 29
Posted by aknowles to Daily Point of Light, Volunteer Stories
After her mother died of lung cancer in 2008, Andrea Ferris and her family decided to make a generous gift to support research on this devastating disease. But the organizations they found were either young and not very large, or established nonprofits that didn’t specifically focus on lung cancer research. So they started their own nonprofit.
Apr 22
Posted by aknowles to Daily Point of Light, Volunteer Stories

When Karen Bryant and Becky Bongiovi met at a New Jersey high school decades ago, they probably didn’t realize how intertwined their lives would become – at one point even working in the same field at the same firm. Although they’ve since moved on, their friendship has remained steadfast. One of the things that has bound them together is a shared commitment to volunteering.

Apr 21
Posted by aknowles to Daily Point of Light, Women of Worth

Jaha Dukureh was named to Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” List, honored alongside such leaders as Barack Obama, Christine Lagarde and Angela Merkel. A survivor of female genital mutilation, Jaha created Safe Hands for Girls to support other survivors, as well as raise awareness and fight for an end to FGM. 

Apr 19
Posted by aknowles to Volunteer Advice
Spring has arrived, the weather is getting warmer, and Earth Day and Arbor Day will here before you know it. If you’re like us, you can’t wait to get outside and soak up some sunshine. The best part? You can get your daily dose of Vitamin D while making a significant and lasting impact on the environment, your community, and the world! Here are 6 ways to give back in the great outdoors, as told by Parks and Recreation.