Points of Light Joins Unite4:Good Movement as a Founding Affiliate to Lead Change Through Service
Organizations Share Common Objective of Mobilizing Volunteers to Take Action and Make a Difference
NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 – Adding to its growing coalition of charitable organizations and sponsors, unite4:good today announced that Points of Light has joined its global movement for humanity as a Founding Affiliate. Through its initiative One America, Points of Light will work alongside unite4:good, establishing a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily life.
"Points of Light is proud to join with unite4:Good to help people bring their full range of volunteer power - their time, skills, influence and resources - to bear to make a difference in the world,” said Tracy Hoover, president of Points of Light.
Points of Light, along with JPMorgan Chase as the founding partner, launched its “One America” initiative in June 2013. One America is a call for people to come together in service, despite their differences to make a difference together. The initiative is focused on inspiring and enabling people-powered solutions to tough community issues.
Founded by the nonprofit Bright Future International, philanthropist Anthony Melikhov’s unite4:good movement is committed to a message of inspire:empower:share:love and inspiring positive action to deliver a day when the number of people who want to help outnumber those who need it.
“We applaud Points of Light for encouraging everyone to use their time, talent, voice and money to create change and joining the unite4:good movement," said Mr. Melikhov. "It is especially important to put aside our differences and unite for service under Points of Light’s new One America initiative. One America is demonstrating that service unites and that what we agree upon is stronger than what divides us.”
unite4:good is a revolutionary global movement that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily life. Through empowering action, creating new programs, and uniting both individuals and organizations in innovative ways--we will inspire positive and lasting change on a global scale. unite4:good will encourage everyone to inspire, empower, share and love. www.unite4good.org
About Points of Light
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through HandsOn Network affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. Visit our website at www.pointsoflight.org or Facebook or Twitter to learn more.