The Daily Points of Light

September 19, 2018

For the past three years, Amy Jones MacKenzie has volunteered at Covenant House Alaska, a nonprofit organization serving thousands of homeless, at-risk and trafficked youth aged 13-24 in Alaska. As a volunteer mentor, she creates close...

September 18, 2018

Like so many volunteers, 16-year-old Lesly Diaz treasured her opportunity to give back. But she never imagined that what she learned as a junior vet with DogE911 would spare her own dog’s life. 

A volunteer with the pet emergency...

September 17, 2018

Sheila Baker didn’t know Jessie Rees when she was alive. But when Jessie died, Sheila felt a great loss. The two girls grew up, lived in the same small California town, and were the same age. However, Jessie was diagnosed with inoperable brain...

September 14, 2018

For the past year, 14-year-old Tanya Mehta has been a regular volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The dedicated high school sophomore is passionate about volunteering, serving others, and is a strong believer in...

September 13, 2018

17-year-old Grace Dennis is entering her senior year of high school at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Orange County, California and has been passionate about helping the environment and enriching her community since she was very young. ...

September 12, 2018

 

Gitanjali Rao, a current seventh grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver, Colorado, was appalled after learning about the Flint Water Crisis, where dangerous levels of lead in the water affected thousands across Michigan....

September 11, 2018

San Antonio resident, Susan Flores, began her volunteer journey at Haven for Hope in 2017. Every week Susan donates more than 45 hours to the organization whose mission is to offer a place of hope and new beginnings by providing, coordinating...

September 10, 2018

16-year-old Brianna Yanqui became a volunteer with The Florida Aquarium to learn about our coastal and marine environment, but she ended up finding a passion she did not know she had. The Riverview, Florida teen volunteers on a weekly basis at...

September 7, 2018

After a 32-year career as a police officer with the Appleton Police Department, 69-year-old Kristen Larson-Smith, decided she was not ready to stop serving her community. For the past 7 years, Kristen volunteers on a weekly basis with her old...

September 6, 2018

Growing up in a military family 33-year-old Jessica Richardson understands all too well the struggles Military Families face when relocating. For the past 2 years, Jessica has volunteered at the Fort Leavenworth Army Community Services Program...

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