The Daily Points of Light

February 20, 2017

If the term “Wonder Woman” wasn’t already taken, it would be just one of the many titles that Penny Holland would have. Penny always goes above and beyond the call of duty in her commitments and does so with energy and excitement.  Mention her...

February 17, 2017

Bunny Beilman is dedicated to both of her roles of Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA) treasurer and math tutor at the Wiley Magnet Middle School. She has done an outstanding job tutoring six students in math since October 2015 for about one hour...

February 16, 2017

When Liliana Scott-Dzwonczyk learned how many senior citizens suffer from loneliness, the then six-year-old was moved to make a difference in the lives of the elderly in her community. In her home state of Maryland, more than 45,000 seniors live...

February 15, 2017

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. Judy Winter’s youngest child and only son, Eric, had cerebral palsy and passed away at the age of 12. While it would have been easy for grief to overcome her, this mother was tenacious in her...

February 14, 2017

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honorees Ethan Zohn and Lisa Heywood Zohn. The couple kicked-off their marriage with a humanitarian mission to aid Syrian refugees in Northern Greece, raising $45,000 to support a large refugee camp. Ethan, known...

February 13, 2017

High school student Naa Asheley Ashitey is a patient liaison at the University of Chicago Medical Center. As part of her duties she brings magazine to patients and restocks items like toiletries, towels, and toothbrushes. While assisting hospital...

February 10, 2017

Longtime mental health advocate Evelyn Barkin is the executive director and co-founder of the Jonathan O. Cole Mental Health Consumer Resource Center (Cole Center). Evelyn, who was diagnosed in the mid-70s with bipolar disorder, conceived the...

February 9, 2017

Breaking new ground happened professionally for Edie Windsor when she entered—and thrived—in what was then the brand-new field of computer programming during the 1950s and 1960s. Windsor worked for IBM, an early leader in computer technology, in...

February 8, 2017

Mike Chu has been volunteering through HandsOn Bay Area for more than three years. Though he lives an hour away from the San Francisco area where the organization is based, he's always willing to travel as far as necessary to serve others. In...

February 7, 2017

Kristin Chmela is the co-founder of Camp Shout Out and serves as its Director of Training and Treatment. Camp Shout Out combines intensive speech therapy services within a traditional overnight summer camp program for kids with fluency disorders...

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