The Daily Points of Light

July 16, 2018

As a legal mitigator, Connie Lindsay was serving on the Judicial Commission for the State of Florida when she came across a defendant who’d successfully completed his program, but was facing homelessness. Finding housing for the sober veteran,...

July 13, 2018

18-year-old Rees Draminski has always excelled in school, and holds a number of leadership positions both in honor societies and extracurricular activities. When a fellow student asked Rees if he could spare some time to help with website...

July 12, 2018

When 18-year-old Anuhya Tadepalli started volunteering, she would go to a senior center and typically, she says, she’d end up playing bingo or other games with the residents that weren’t very exciting.

What if, Anuhya thought, chess was...

July 11, 2018

Loretta Brunetti is described as having the energy of someone in their 20’s. The high-spirited 77-year-old from Tulsa, Oklahoma naturally rises early and is off to the races each morning, but it was losing her sister to cancer that made her...

July 10, 2018

According to Jaime Perez, her volunteerism started with one furry friend – her beloved adopted Alaskan Malamute, Glacier.

Perez, a 36-year-old from Silverdale, Washington, who is a program manager for the U.S. Navy, was looking to adopt...

July 9, 2018

18-year-old Karishma Muthukumar describes a “spark” that inspired her journey to promoting neuroscience education for students.

While volunteering at a brain injury center, the recent high school graduate says a stroke survivor held her...

July 6, 2018

Dr. Mary Helen O’Connor is an Assistant English Professor and a Senior Faculty Associate at the Office of International Initiatives at Georgia State University, but teaching isn’t just a day job for this Decatur, Georgia resident.

Mary...

July 5, 2018

Sakshi Satpathy is a rising high school senior, but the Palo Alto teen says as a child, she had a strong awareness of some very adult issues. The 16-year-old grew up hearing heart-wrenching stories of young girls being forced to marry early, or...

July 4, 2018

For 17-year-old Gabriela Auguste, connecting civilians with veterans in the name of service isn’t just volunteer work, it’s personal. The rising high school senior is all too familiar with the challenges veterans face when they come home,...

July 3, 2018

77-year-old Mary Barnett is a former concert pianist and performer, who traveled the country as a young woman thrilling audiences with operetta and musical comedy. As a long-time resident of Missoula, Montana, the songstress is now wowing...

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