Press Releases

December 3, 2013

Acts of Giving Back – with “Viral” Twist by Young Actors – Seeks $1 Million in Toys, Games Donated by Hasbro, Inc.

Los Angeles, Dec. 3, 2013 – Wrapping gifts for military families.  Passing out blankets.  Creating “bedtime bags” for children at shelters.  Delivering cards to hospital patients.  These are among the hundreds of thousands of actions that kids across the U.S. will be performing this holiday season.   

November 20, 2013

Disney Friends for Change Sponsors National Day of Service to Inspire Families to Make a Difference in Their Communities  

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2013 – What’s your project this Saturday? In North Carolina, one family will work at a local farm that feeds the homeless. In Texas, another family will assist community outreach efforts to help their neighbors in need gain better access to housing and medicine.

November 20, 2013

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2013 – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today its newest partner, Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Worldwide will be the official hotel sponsor of the Civic Accelerator.    

November 7, 2013

Volunteers in 10 Cities Support Homeless Veterans, Veterans in College, Veterans with PTSD, Families of Injured Veterans and More

November 7, 2013

Award to be Presented During ‘One America’ Volunteer Tour stop in Houston
Program Includes Panel of Community Leaders Tackling How to Keep Kids Motivated and Eager to Learn

October 22, 2013

Nation's largest day of volunteering sponsored by Gannett's USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light will unite Americans in a common cause to help others and compete for $130,000 in charitable awards from Newman's Own

October 21, 2013

Volunteers Can Help Nonprofits Win Prizes of Up to $15,000
By Sharing Service Project Stories

October 17, 2013

Celebrity Chefs José Andrés, Ingrid Hoffmann and Adrianne Calvo join event to discuss innovations in making food accessible to all; volunteers assemble 1,000 mobile garden bags for local residents in need

Daily Point of Light award presented to Chef José Andrés

October 16, 2013

Program Recognizes Enterprises That Help People Serve the Greater Good

October 16, 2013

Fund Awards $10,000 in Community Grants to Support Civic Engagement;
Bay City, Michigan Teacher Receives $5,000 Grand Prize

October 11, 2013

Miami-Dade’s largest aquaponic lab will open to educate students about urban agriculture; Celebrity chefs will lead discussion on how to innovate in making food accessible to all; Volunteers to assemble 1,000 mobile garden bags for local residents in need

October 10, 2013

ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2013 – Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, is hosting an online auction in conjunction with its 2013 Tribute Awards, with proceeds supporting the organization’s mission to mobilize people to take action that changes the world.

Bidders can view the items online at Bidding will go live at 8 a.m. ET Friday, Oct. 11 and will end at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 31.

October 4, 2013

Honorees – Including Citi and – to Be Recognized for
Exceptional Service at the Embassy of Italy, Oct. 11

Sample Tweet: The @PointsofLight Tribute Awards to honor @GovChristie, @Citi, @AmpleHarvest & cancer survivor Amy Paterson for service #mypointoflight