The Daily Points of Light

March 25, 2019

Alyssa Dass thinks everybody needs a little positivity in their lives — and she spreads much more than a little of her own positivity to the families at her local Ronald McDonald Houses. About once a week, the teenager visits the Long Island...

March 22, 2019

Eighth grader Apoorva Panidapu has many passions.  A child of a loving, supportive family, Apoorva understands just how fortunate she is and never wants to take that for granted.  So she turns two of her passions, art and math, into a way to...

March 21, 2019

“Even though he is no longer physically with us, we will always be Aidan’s parents,” said Christy Silva, who lost her son to sudden cardiac arrest in 2010. “The work that we do through his foundation allows us to nurture his spirit and to...

March 20, 2019

Brittany VanHook is no ordinary 15-year-old. After experiencing an epileptic seizure in a public mall, she was inspired to create something that would give peace and privacy to those who may face a similar circumstance. With help from...

March 19, 2019

Stan “JR” Zerkowski’s mission is to unite those of varying faiths and beliefs - even non believers are welcome - behind one common goal. As the founder of Lexington UNITED Interfaith Encounters and Dialogues, it’s his message: inclusiveness and...

March 18, 2019

A former Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, Gordon Storey is giving back to his country even in retirement.

Establishing The Dyess We Care Team (WCT) in 2000, Gordon says his mission was to provide community service opportunities...

March 15, 2019

Mary O’Farell takes Matthew 25:36 quite literally.  “I needed clothes and you clothed me,” says that Gospel verse, and since 2011, working with her church at First United Methodist Church in downtown Texarkana, she’s been doing exactly that. ...

March 14, 2019

Julie Becker is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree for her work providing crucial resources to homeless and low-income people in her community. Points of Light spoke with Julie about her commitment to service.

In late January,...

March 13, 2019

For Cliff Preston, the most joyous time of the week is the time he spends comforting hospitalized newborns. Known as a baby cuddler, Cliff has volunteered for more than 26 years at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Infants need to form...

March 12, 2019
The Richmond Art Center is a safe space for Nicole Ward. She started taking art classes there when she was just 7 years old after her grandparents noticed that she had artistic talent. Now in high school, she has been volunteering there for almost...

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