The Daily Points of Light

January 23, 2017

Gary Flather began volunteering with Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) in 1989 as a coach. He subsequently served as a Commissioner for Little League, Babe Ruth and basketball. In 1995 he joined the SYA Board and in 2000 became Treasurer....

January 20, 2017

Marco Johnson has been a playing a critical role in over 31 community health outreach activities as a member of the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps since 2008. He has volunteered for many years to promote the public health and safety of the...

January 19, 2017

Juan Hernandez’s star shines brightly throughout his volunteerism with Cornerstones.Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing,...

January 18, 2017

Eunice Kwarteng has been a consistent volunteer with Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) since 2012. Established in 1989, (CPDC) is a nonprofit real estate developer focused on the acquisition, redevelopment, and operation...

January 17, 2017

Most Fairfax County Public Library volunteers work in only one volunteer position, but not Fred Pitman. Fred is extraordinary because he has taken on so many roles both at the Oakton Library and with the Marketing Department. “Fred exemplifies...

January 16, 2017

Each year, hundreds of project managers from Washington D.C.’s Beltway area roll up their sleeves and pull out the tools of their trade for brainstorming—easel pads, Sharpie markers, and dry erase boards—to participate in Project...

January 13, 2017

Theresa Cariño is the founder and volunteer Director of Salud y Cariño. Motivated by her own struggles with self-esteem and bullying as a young person due to a childhood accident that left her scarred, Theresa decided create a safe...

January 12, 2017

Christy Licker founded Caroline’s Non-Profit Thrift Shop in July of 2011 in memory of her daughter Caroline. Caroline, a child with special needs, passed away at 16 years of age due to complications following a surgery.

During Caroline’s...

January 11, 2017
Many years ago on a walk along the San Lorenzo river in downtown Santa Cruz, Janet Fardette asked herself how she could get more people to come appreciate the beauty of the natural space. Since that day she has visited the Riverwalk every Saturday...
January 10, 2017

At 92 years of age, Harry Mayo has volunteered in many organizations over the last 40 years. He has raised over $50,000 for the Salvation Army to buy and rig a food truck to provide sustenance to firefighters on the front lines and organized a...

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