Press Releases

June 6, 2011
New Orleans, June 6, 2011 — Fostering economic opportunity in cash-strapped communities is a constant challenge. At the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS), Chase is sponsoring the “Citizen Solutions for Economic Opportunity” forum and presentation track for communities to share their best practices in leveraging the power of volunteers.
June 1, 2011

New Orleans, June 1, 2011 – As communities across the country face challenges ranging from the dropout crisis to childhood hunger to natural disasters, and as Americans look for ways to give back, volunteer service has become an essential strategy for solving community challenges. Leaders from the service sector will come together to share solutions, best practices and lessons for achieving greater impact at the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) in New Orleans, June 6-8.

May 24, 2011
ATLANTA – May 23, 2011 – HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute, announced today that it is partnering with Google to create HandsOn Tech, an initiative designed to increase the nonprofit sector’s effective use of technology.
May 10, 2011
The National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS), convened by Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service, is the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. This year’s event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a range of plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects and more.
April 21, 2011
ATLANTA – April 21, 2011 – HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute in the United States, announced today that it is activating two grants from The UPS Foundation designed to support its affiliates in areas directly impacted by the Gulf oil spill and build its capacity in the U.S. and internationally.
April 7, 2011
2011 MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY HONOREES Neighborhood gives back for an amazing 19th year - Rochester Hills, Mich.
April 7, 2011
Contacts: Anne O’Neill Points of Light Institute 404-844-5360 Kate Nolan Clemens Newman’s Own, Inc. 860-657-0600 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMERICANS HONORED FOR CREATING CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES 2011 Make A Difference Day Awards Highlight Volunteer Leadership
April 7, 2011
Media Contact:
Anne O’Neill Points of Light Institute Office: 404-844-5360


President Barack Obama Issuing Proclamation for National Volunteer Week
February 22, 2011
Points of Light Institute, Honorary Chair President William J. Clinton, President George W. Bush, President James Carter Jr., among others, will honor his historic leadership in America's voluntary service movement during a very special event at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
February 14, 2011

Jermaine Dupri and Mariah Carey to Create Musical Collaboration to Celebrate the Power of People to Make Change in the World

All-star cast from different music genres will come together during Grammy’s to produce song

January 13, 2011

Follow the Leader!  HandsOn Network Launches Interactive Campaign to Channel Martin Luther King Jr. Day’s Energy


December 22, 2010
Points of Light Institute announces it has plans to acquire All for Good—the leader in service discovery across the social graph. Founded in 2009, All for Good is an open source database of volunteer opportunities, aggregating content from a wide range of partners and distributing these listings on as well as across the Internet via its free API.
December 16, 2010

For Each Pledge Made, Hasbro Is Donating a Toy to a Child in Need
This Holiday Season through Toys for Tots

November 18, 2010
WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama named fifteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at a White House ceremony early next year.

October 27, 2010
Atlanta (October 27, 2010) - The world's largest game of virtual tag launches today on, harnessing the power of social networks to inspire people to create positive change in their communities. HandsOn Network has created the game, which includes more than $25,000 in cash awards for top-tagging participants and their favorite charities.