Press Releases

December 1, 2015
OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 1, 2015 – Just in time for #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back, the ConAgra Foods Foundation today unveiled Hunger Volunteer Connection. This initiative seeks to arm volunteers and organizations with tools to take action to end hunger in the U.S., an issue that impacts 48 million people across the country.
November 23, 2015
PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Nov. 23, 2015 – generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) have partnered for The Joy Maker Challenge. Now in its sixth year, the annual campaign connects youth ages 5-18 to meaningful, hands-on service projects and encourages them to take action and spread some much needed joy to those in need during the holiday season through volunteerism. For every kid and teen who volunteers as part of the campaign, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots, up to $1 million worth.
November 18, 2015
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 -- The holidays provide an opportunity to spend quality time with family, and there is no better way to kick off the holiday season than to participate in service projects and perform acts of kindness during Family Volunteer Day, on Saturday, November 21.
November 13, 2015
ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2015 – Disney and Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – announced 10 families who will receive the Daily Point of Light Award in honor of their exceptional volunteer work. Awards will be presented starting Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 27, to celebrate Family Volunteer Day – a day of service led by generationOn – the youth division of Points of Light. Disney, a proud supporter of the Daily Point of Light Award and Family Volunteer Day, has worked with Points of Light and generationOn for more than 20 years to help mobilize the nation into action through volunteerism and service.
October 21, 2015
HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2015 - Today at the Conference on Volunteering and Service in Houston, the Daily Point of Light Award is presented to Tyson Gersh, who is bringing a community together to grow fresh food amid urban blight. The Daily Point of Light Award, created by President George H. W. Bush in 1989, celebrates the power of individuals to spark change and improve the world.
October 20, 2015
HOUSTON, Oct. 20, 2015 - The Daily Point of Light Award, created by President George H. W. Bush in 1989, celebrates the power of individuals to spark change and improve the world. In 2014, British Prime Minister David Cameron started the daily award in the U.K. to recognize outstanding individuals who are voluntarily making change in their communities and inspiring others. Today at the Conference on Volunteering and Service in Houston, awardees from the U.S. and the U.K. are honored for their dedication to serving young amputees around the world.
October 19, 2015
HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2015 - On the first day of the Conference on Volunteering and Service, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in Houston, two sisters from College Station, Texas, will be honored for their love of reading that led to a community project that brings books and blankets to children in need. Harper and Maggie Cunningham, are the Daily Point of Light Award honorees today. The Daily Point of Light Award, created by President George H. W. Bush in 1989, celebrates the power of individuals to spark change and improve the world.
September 24, 2015
HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2015 – The Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, providing the singular opportunity for thousands to come together to shape the future of volunteerism, will be held in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center Oct. 19-21. The 2015 Conference will include some of the most recognized names in leadership, entertainment and philanthropy, all joining attendees to celebrate volunteering and service and highlight the impact of Points of Light.
September 22, 2015
LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 22, 2015 – 2U, Inc. is partnering with AmeriCorps Alums to provide its members with a $5,000 tuition benefit toward quality graduate degrees at top-tier universities in business, government, social work and mental health, health care, education, and other high-demand career areas. 2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential.
September 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 22, 2015 – Today, Points of Light launched its search for The Civic 50 companies of 2015. The Civic 50 is an initiative that names the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation every year. Civic 50 companies are the trailblazers for demonstrating how companies can use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in communities where they do business. Since 2012, Civic 50 companies have shown that by strategically aligning purpose with profit they can do well by doing good.
September 8, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – will host a multigenerational event on the grounds of the Washington Monument, bringing together veterans and school children to benefit children of military families. Sept. 11 was designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the 2009 Kennedy Serve America Act. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual event, working with MyGoodDeed and hundreds of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools and businesses nationwide.
September 4, 2015
ATLANTA, Sept. 4, 2015 – On the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – will host a multigenerational event in Washington, D.C., on the grounds of the Washington Monument, bringing together veterans and school children to benefit children of military families.
September 2, 2015
Company’s Leading Brands Will Be Provided to Approximately 130,000 Teachers, Benefiting More Than 3.7 Million Students
August 25, 2015
ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2015 – Kaiser Permanente and Points of Light today announced that volunteers from across the country who served along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina are being honored with the Daily Point of Light Award. One honoree left in the middle of the night to get to Biloxi, Mississippi, to help coordinate evacuation. Another used the Internet to coordinate volunteers and resources. All honorees responded with exceptional efforts and left a lasting impact.
July 24, 2015
ATLANTA, July 24, 2015 – Today, 75 AmeriCorps VISTA members will take the pledge of service administered by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, as part of ServiceWorks, a national program addressing barriers to youth economic opportunity. More than 150 civic and corporate leaders, non-profit executives and elected officials will attend the swearing-in ceremony held at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Grammy-award winning artist J. Ivy will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Mark Swinton, Producer at Tyler Perry Studios, will deliver the keynote address.

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