The Daily Points of Light

June 24, 2016

When 89-year-old Lorie Mayer looks around the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, she sees not only the hundreds of mementos and artifacts that she and other volunteers so carefully gathered and framed 15 years ago...

June 23, 2016

Volunteering is often looked at as an extracurricular activity, mostly done when one comes across some free time. For Kristopher Patterson, volunteering is no chore nor an afterthought, it is a focal point in his life.

Patterson's...

June 22, 2016

Volunteering, for Michael Lee Jackson, is a way of paying back the kindness he received as a 3-year-old child. So, for the past two years, he’s assisted others through the organization that came to his aid roughly three decades ago – the American...

June 21, 2016

Company holiday parties and picnics are generally times of professional relaxation, but for Lisa Chirichella, those events have morphed into chances to improve others’ lives.

“I’ve had a lot of opportunities in my life and people who...

June 20, 2016

“We wanted to grow healthy food where it’s needed most,” says Germaine Jenkins, founder of Fresh Future Farm, a .81-acre oasis of vegetables and fruit trees in the heart of one of North Charleston’s poorest urban neighborhoods.  The shelves of...

June 17, 2016

“I used to measure every bit of food to control my calories,” says Liana Rosenman of New York, a recovered anorexic who helps people with eating disorders get the help they need. “Now I measure success by living my dream of becoming a teacher...

June 16, 2016

While most emergencies are sudden and unfortunate, leaving little time to fend or adapt, it is of the utmost importance to be prepared regardless of the circumstance.

One person who's readiness is always on alert is Terry Waldon. It is...

June 15, 2016

There are daily activities that are so routine and so common that they are often taken for granted. Whether it's as simple as brushing your teeth or washing your face, for those with disabilities, these daily activities can become difficult tasks...

June 14, 2016

At age 4, Aidan Thomas Hornaday already knew what most people don’t figure out until adulthood – it’s never too early to give back.

Aidan Thomas Hornaday

“Aidan told me he wanted to be a difference maker,” said his mother Toren Anderson. “...

June 13, 2016

For Lemuel “Life” LaRoche, life’s about the game – the game of chess. He’s used the game as a way to reach and impact young people at risk for the last 15 years, culminating in the creation of his organization Chess and Community.

“Chess...

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