Press Releases

September 5, 2013

Iconic New Yorkers to come together to honor community resilience and emergency response; volunteers to help rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including the home of an NYPD officer/first responder 

August 30, 2013

Mayor Julian Castro and Singer Gloria Estefan Join Area Leaders to Celebrate the Message of Dr. Martin Luther King and the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington

August 22, 2013

Points of Light, Bank of America and AmeriCorps VISTA
Launch Innovative Volunteer-Based Financial Coaching Program

August 12, 2013

Points of Light Civic Accelerator Opens Applications
For Next Round of Groundbreaking Program

ATLANTA, August 12, 2013 – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator today announced it will invest $50,000 each in and the Jubilee Project, two startups – one for-profit, one nonprofit – recommended by a unique investment committee, their social enterprise peers.   

August 9, 2013

President Jimmy Carter, Bernice King and Civil Rights Leaders
Join in Conversation about Education, Youth and 'I Have a Dream’ Speech

August 6, 2013
Points of Light, Target and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change will host a private America’s Sunday Supper in Atlanta as the kick-off event for the historic 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The event will be hosted by Bernice A. King, former President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Dr. King’s youngest daughter.
July 30, 2013

Opens Registration for 2nd Annual Columbus Volunteer Challenge

200 Volunteers Make Vegetable Seed Balls to Plant in Community Gardens
Via Franklin Park Conservatory

July 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., July 30, 2013 – In Columbus, Ohio today Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service,  and JPMorgan Chase are teaming up to commence a year-long, na

July 19, 2013

Washington, D.C., June 19, 2013 – During the 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service, Points of Light announced that Bank of America has been named chair of its Corporate Service Council (CSC). The CSC is the premier global platform for advancing corporate volunteerism.

July 14, 2013
Couple from Union, Iowa (Population 394) Works to Fight World Hunger;
Accepts Honor at White House Ceremony

Disney Becomes Founding Sponsor of New Points of Light Trust,
Which Will Advance a Legacy of Service
June 20, 2013

Hospitality + Service is a First-of-its-Kind Initiative Based on Hilton Worldwide’s Leading Brand Culture and Service Training Programs

June 20, 2013

Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence Presented, as Local Business Networks
Receive Corporate Volunteer Council Awards

June 19, 2013
Bill O’Reilly, Donna Brazile, Karl Rove, and David Plouffe Join in Launching Multi-City Tour Designed to Inspire Millions to Help Neighbors and Strengthen Communities Watch rivals set aside differences, come together for #volunteering in @PointsofLight’s #1America campaign w/@chasegiving. Join in at
June 19, 2013
Today, A Billion + Change will announce that it has inspired the largest commitment of pro bono service in history. More than 500 companies across the country – from the largest in the Fortune 100 to the smallest sole proprietorships—have committed to provide more than $2 billion worth of skills-based volunteer services to help nonprofits address critical community priorities at home and around the world.