The Daily Points of Light

December 9, 2016
Courtesy Zaher Sahloul Samer Attar, John Kahler and Zaher Sahloul at a hospital visiting a fellow doctor, who was killed in a Russian airstrike.  

A Syrian child was asked to draw a picture of what his life in Aleppo looked like. If you asked...

December 8, 2016

No other event in the history of this generation of Americans has left a more indelible mark than 9/11. The very mention of the date conjures up memories of pain, anguish and despair for a travesty that left 2,996 people dead, more than 6,000...

December 7, 2016

When it comes to volunteering, Christine Jump has done it all. Christine is a lifetime volunteer and she has inspired others to dedicate themselves to a lifetime of volunteering. Her son, Tyler Jump, started his own non-profit when he was just 8...

December 6, 2016

At sixteen, Samantha Peterson underwent spinal fusion surgery to correct a 60-degree curvature of her spine due to scoliosis. The surgery gave her a second chance at life – and a purpose. She co-founded SHIFT Scoliosis to ensure that all...

December 5, 2016

Ten-year-old Taylor Moxey is just like any other ordinary kid. She loves to shop, hang out with her friends, and dance. But when you add a bustling business, a TED talk and a published book, Taylor isn’t your typical kid.

It all started...

December 2, 2016

Ray Gingrich is a dedicated volunteer in the endoscopy department at Inova Alexandria Hospital. His qualifications as a health care volunteer go back over ten years serving the Alexandria community.

He welcomes and trains new volunteers...

December 1, 2016

During the week, you can find Joy Rich doing some of her favorite things -- hanging out at home with her cat, cooking dinner with friends and watching films at the cinema. On Saturdays, going to volunteer at a local nursing home is at the top...

November 30, 2016

Jiangfeng “Jeff” Ye became active in Boy Scout Troop 55 when his son joined in 2014. He first joined to spend time with his son, but now, Jeff has become one of the main driving forces of the troop.

Community volunteer service is an...

November 29, 2016

You might have heard the phrase “it’s the little things in life that make a big difference.”  Well this is certainly the case for Jean Vaught.

Jean, who volunteers with a plethora of organizations, began volunteering in Atlanta under...

November 28, 2016

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting lost in a good book and this is a feeling that Michele Duell of Fairfax, Virginia knows very well.

“To get lost in a book, where the only stimulus is the words on the page and your...

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