Press Releases

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.
May 30, 2013

ATLANTA, May 30 – Points of Light’s Corporate Institute today announced the launch of a comprehensive set of consulting services designed to help companies enhance their global employee volunteer strategies, which bolster recruitment and retention, drive leadership development and brand loyalty, and make a difference in our communities.

April 24, 2013

JPMorgan Chase Sponsors the Nation’s Largest Conference on Volunteering; 5,000 People Expected in Washington, D.C., June 19-22, 2013

April 23, 2013
Mike Monroe, a former Marine who is now vice president of military initiatives at Points of Light, will testify Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs about the Community Blueprint, a new public-private partnership designed to help local organizations coordinate and improve services for returning veterans, service members and their families.
April 22, 2013

Event Inspires Businesses to Join A Billion+Change’s Pro Bono Movement and Move the Needle on Pressing Community Issues

March 18, 2013
Beginning today through April 30, generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light is calling on young people across the country to bring their ideas, creativity and passion to the table to help end child hunger.
March 11, 2013
CSRwire - Belk is celebrating its 125th anniversary with 125 days of service dedicated to improving conditions at 250 Title I schools in low-income communities in 16 states. The first event took place in Charlotte on March 11, as more than 200 employees gathered to makeover two area schools.
February 21, 2013
Points of Light and Village Capital today announced they will offer $50,000 investments to UBELONG and Generation Citizen, two of 10 start-ups participating in the nation’s first accelerator dedicated solely to helping new organizations with social missions that engage people as part of the solution.
February 15, 2013
What's the BIGGEST Valentine a child could receive today? A big RED one of course, from Clifford The Big Red Dog® – whose BIG birthday celebration continues! Fifty years ago this month, Scholastic published the original CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG book by Norman Bridwell – and today, Valentine's Day and Clifford's official birthday, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced the release of new branded products, programs and promotions in conjunction with its yearlong celebration.
January 29, 2013
Points of Light announced today its 2013 Leadership Partners, companies whose social responsibility investments have and will continue to advance Points of Light’s mission – to mobilize millions of people to take action that is changing the world.

In the past year, Points of Light, with critical help from its Leadership Partners, engaged 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service.

January 18, 2013

WASHINGTON-- On Sunday, January 20, Points of Light, Target, and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will launch the third annual America’s Sunday Supper campaign – a national, grassroots series of community gatherings designed to bring people together to share a meal and discuss ways people of all political persuasions, races and ethnicities, ages and faiths can collaborate to meet urgent local needs.

January 17, 2013

Points of Light is now welcoming nominations for the 2013 Corporate Engagement Awards of Excellence, which recognize companies that have made employee volunteering a central part of their business operations by putting structure, policies, procedures and evaluation in place to encourage employees to give their time and talents to their communities.

January 10, 2013
Points of Light has joined with The Allstate Foundation and Target to launch Good & Ready, an initiative designed to help people prepare themselves, their families and their communities before disaster strikes.

 

As winter weather affects much of the country and many continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, we are reminded that knowing what to do before, during and after a disaster can make all the difference when seconds count.

January 9, 2013
Next weekend, more than 250,000 individuals will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through hands-on volunteer projects in hundreds of communities nationwide, thanks to the combined efforts of Points of Light, Target, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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