Press Releases

November 7, 2013

Award to be Presented During ‘One America’ Volunteer Tour stop in Houston
Program Includes Panel of Community Leaders Tackling How to Keep Kids Motivated and Eager to Learn

October 22, 2013

Nation's largest day of volunteering sponsored by Gannett's USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light will unite Americans in a common cause to help others and compete for $130,000 in charitable awards from Newman's Own

October 21, 2013

Volunteers Can Help Nonprofits Win Prizes of Up to $15,000
By Sharing Service Project Stories

October 17, 2013

Celebrity Chefs José Andrés, Ingrid Hoffmann and Adrianne Calvo join event to discuss innovations in making food accessible to all; volunteers assemble 1,000 mobile garden bags for local residents in need

Daily Point of Light award presented to Chef José Andrés

October 16, 2013

Program Recognizes Enterprises That Help People Serve the Greater Good

October 16, 2013

Fund Awards $10,000 in Community Grants to Support Civic Engagement;
Bay City, Michigan Teacher Receives $5,000 Grand Prize

October 11, 2013

Miami-Dade’s largest aquaponic lab will open to educate students about urban agriculture; Celebrity chefs will lead discussion on how to innovate in making food accessible to all; Volunteers to assemble 1,000 mobile garden bags for local residents in need

October 10, 2013

ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2013 – Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, is hosting an online auction in conjunction with its 2013 Tribute Awards, with proceeds supporting the organization’s mission to mobilize people to take action that changes the world.

Bidders can view the items online at Bidding will go live at 8 a.m. ET Friday, Oct. 11 and will end at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 31.

October 4, 2013

Honorees – Including Citi and – to Be Recognized for
Exceptional Service at the Embassy of Italy, Oct. 11

Sample Tweet: The @PointsofLight Tribute Awards to honor @GovChristie, @Citi, @AmpleHarvest & cancer survivor Amy Paterson for service #mypointoflight 

September 26, 2013

Exelis, Korn/Ferry and Points of Light seek participants eager to transform military experience into civilian leadership opportunities; application deadline is Oct. 28

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 – Three leading organizations are seeking applicants for a leadership development program designed to teach veterans how to leverage military experience for leadership in the civilian sector.

September 24, 2013

Kerry and Sarah Wood receive Daily Point of Light Award; Volunteers assemble 120 teacher resource kits

September 19, 2013

Panel tackles how to keep kids motivated and eager to learn, while keeping them safe; Kerry Wood to receive Daily Point of Light award

September 10, 2013

Volunteers help rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy; Victor Cruz given the Daily Point of Light award