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
Volunteers Can Help Nonprofits Win Prizes of Up to $15,000
By Sharing Service Project Stories
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
Program Recognizes Enterprises That Help People Serve the Greater Good
Fund Awards $10,000 in Community Grants to Support Civic Engagement;
Bay City, Michigan Teacher Receives $5,000 Grand Prize
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
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 www.biddingforgood.com/pointsoflight/tribute. Bidding will go live at 8 a.m. ET Friday, Oct. 11 and will end at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Honorees – Including Citi and AmpleHarvest.org – 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
Exelis, Korn/Ferry and Points of Light seek participants eager to transform military experience into civilian leadership opportunities; application deadline is Oct. 28
MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 – Three leading organizations are seeking applicants for a leadership development program designed to teach veterans how to leverage military experience for leadership in the civilian sector.
Kerry and Sarah Wood receive Daily Point of Light Award; Volunteers assemble 120 teacher resource kits
Panel tackles how to keep kids motivated and eager to learn, while keeping them safe; Kerry Wood to receive Daily Point of Light award
Volunteers help rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy; Victor Cruz given the Daily Point of Light award
Thousands to participate in community-based efforts ranging from disaster preparedness to programs for returning military service members
ATLANTA, September 9, 2013 - To commemorate the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, Points of Light is supporting thousands of individuals nationwide in service projects ranging from disaster preparedness to building MedEvac bags for wounded warriors returning home.