The Daily Points of Light

May 27, 2016

 “I was appalled by the statistic of 22 veteran suicides per day in our country. With all the resources I thought were available in the U.S., how could there still be such deep suffering and despair that our veterans could find their only...

May 26, 2016

Being part of a tight-knit community can feel supportive, but if you can’t communicate well with your neighbors, that closeness can turn quickly into isolation. That’s the daily challenge Hispanic spouses of American military service members face...

May 25, 2016

When Jean Pierce began volunteering, it was simply what women did. Young wives didn’t work – they cooked, parented children, and volunteered their time. It didn’t take long, though, for service to others to become her way of life and the key to...

May 24, 2016

The combination of willing students and a devoted teacher is the perfect formula to  evoke change. For proof of how the student-teacher relationship can impact a community, look no further than the volunteer efforts in Jackson, Tennessee.

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May 23, 2016

“I’m a sculptor and have been for 20 years -- I know how to think spatially.  That’s kind of a gift that I have to give.  If I can look at a pile of junk and see how it goes together and make something, that’s probably what I should do,” says...

May 20, 2016

Not long after she started a job at a prominent financial services firm, Virginia “Vivian” Fenton began volunteering for Baltimore CASH Campaign, a local nonprofit whose mission is “creating assets, savings, and hope.” Fenton wanted to share...

May 19, 2016

When Veronica (Ronnie) Campbell emigrated from South Africa to Chico, Calif., in 1979, she wasn’t accustomed to volunteering. For her, it meant shuttling candy and magazines around to patients who needed a distraction.

But, when she...

May 18, 2016

Kids inspiring kids… What would Adventurous Lexa do?

When she was 11, Alexandra Pereira decided she wanted to do something inspiring.  “I decided that I would have a platform on the importance of volunteering,” said the now-15-year-old...

May 17, 2016
Each year, nearly half a million students in America drop out of school before receiving a high school diploma. With young leaders like Odunola “Ola” Ojewumi, that number is sure to decline.Odunola Ojewumi Ola is a staunch advocate of public...
May 16, 2016

“I’ve always believed in the thought of ‘If people knew, they would help,’ and, after having personally experienced the power of active, anonymous giving, I wondered what a community would look like if it was transformed by the power of ‘quiet...

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