For decades, veterans and military service members of all ages have faced unique challenges. The volunteers from Exelis Action Corps have been on the front lines, lending their time and expertise to help.
Kevin Bangilan seems to uncover a new passion every time he joins in on a new volunteer project with his family. After a 4-H plant sale, the 9-year-old from Raleigh, N.C., announced he wanted to become an entrepreneur. After volunteering with his family at the local food bank, he announced he wanted to become the U.S. president.
For Beverly Sanders, living on a budget used to sound like going on a diet: It's the right thing to do, but it’s hard to know where to start. That began to change in early 2014, when friends persuaded Sanders to try a new financial coaching program called the Financial Opportunity Corps, an innovative partnership between Points of Light, the Corporation for National and Community Service and Bank of America.
Belk’s plan was ambitious – 125 days of volunteer service to celebrate the department store chain’s 125th anniversary. The idea was to not only do a one-day project, but to continue those ties after the 125 days were over. And it worked.