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Daily Point of Light #4560 Glen Ousset

At almost 70 years of age Glenn Ousset has been volunteering at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center for the past 30 years.  Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the Nature Center was named one of

Daily Point of Light #4559 Jack O'Hara

Jack O’Hara is one of the dedicated volunteers who understand the

Daily Point of Light #4558 Maria Machado

Maria Machado works with a community much in need of mentors. She serves as part of the Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents, which is a site-based mentoring program designed to build the academic confidence and social skills of children ages 8–16 whose parents are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated. Often these young people feel ashamed and are in need of a caring adult to support them.

National Make a Difference for Children Month

As we near the end of July, the national make a difference for children month, we highlight a compelling Points of Light Institute volunteer story:

Daily Point of Light #4556 Sue Kalensky

Luckily for the National Guard and Reservists in and around Brookfield Wisconsin as well as Active Duty posted at Fort McCoy, Give an Hour provider, Sue Kalensky, is only 25 minutes away. A licensed professional counselor Sue has worked with military service members and their families for six years both in private practice out of her office in Big Bend and as a consultant for the Department of Defense.

"Many Thanks" from Megan Rosker, Daily Point of Light #4533

Today's post is written by Megan Rosker and reposted from her blog Let Children Play.

Change Notes: Help Us Save Service


Summer Volunteering: Experiences that Stick With You

It’s July and summertime is in full swing.  Why not spend a vacation that’s worthwhile and meaningful? Make amazing memories with summer volunteering experiences.

Greater DC Cares Influences a Teen in Park View

Today’s guest post is written by Angela Strange, Executive Director of Park View Kids Zone in Washington, DC. Park View Kids Zone provides after-school, weekend, and summer programming for youth.

Many Thanks to the 9/11 Flag Support in Washington, D.C.!

Today’s guest post is written by Kimberly Boyd, Vice President of Mobilization and Impact at HandsOn Network, and member of the 9/11 day of service team committed to making 9/11 a historic day of service.

Daily Point of Light #4549 Will Lourcey

Will saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Need A Meal.”  He asked his parents what it meant and he became sad inside.

Honoring the 10th Anniversary for 9/11

Today's guest post is written by Jacob Bernstein, a 17 year-old from St.

Summer 2011 Youth Leaders Conferences

Don’t want to send your child to a camp this summer? Looking for something more educational and rewarding?

Madye Henson… A “Battery Charger of the Human Spirit”

Today's post is written by Shawn Anderson, five-time author, corporate trainer and national speaker on the topics of "possibility thinking and creating opportunity."  He is also the Founder of the

Daily Point of Light #4545 Jeremy Henley

Red indicates land loss between 1932 – 2000. The land loss between 2000 – 2050 is projected based on historical trending if no further action is taken.

Daily Point of Light #4544 21st Signal Brigade

Throughout the week of July 4, our Daily Point of Light honorees have included individuals and groups who serve our armed forces and their families.  Today’s Daily Point of Light, however, is a group of U.S. Army soldiers.

Bernie Milano is a Champion of Service

Lead Director Jose Rodriguez (left) and John Veihmeyer (right) were among those who congratulated Bernie Milano for 50 years of service.

A Reflection on Independence Day

Today’s post comes from Chris Golden, Executive Director and co-founder of

Daily Point of Light #4540 Jeanine Aversa

As a lead in to this Monday, July 4th, Independence Day, we celebrate our nation and the American people who make up our nation.  We thank those military members and families who serve our country.