In the past year, Points of Light, with critical help from its Leadership Partners, engaged 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service.
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.
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.
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.
Children are holding bake sales and penny drives. Teens are loading heavy supplies on an assembly line. Families are adopting families through virtual volunteering. People of all ages are working hard to help those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
Families across the country can join efforts to help those most in need on Family Volunteer Day, taking place Nov. 17. For more than two decades, Family Volunteer Day has been held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season with giving and service.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2012 – The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, today announced the results of The Civic 50. IBM, Citi, and AT&T, Inc. take top honors in the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
What: Exelis Action Corps, the employee volunteer service program of McLean-based Exelis Inc., will hold its inaugural service event in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday, November 9, 2012. The event will be hosted in collaboration with Final Salute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe and suitable housing for female veterans.