The Daily Points of Light

May 26, 2017

When it comes to dogs and cats, veterinary student Danielle Mzyk is committed to making their lives better.

At first, her immersion into caring for animals at the Orange County Animal Shelter during high school in North Carolina was...

May 25, 2017

Birthdays are the one day of the year when you and your loved ones celebrate you by showering you with gifts, cake and love. But when 16-year-old Emi Silverstein holds her birthday parties, she makes it not about herself, but about others, by...

May 24, 2017

When Giri Sapkota and his family landed in Cincinnati in August 2008, he experienced every imaginable emotion, from relief and hope to fear and anxiety. A native of Bhutan, Sapkota had lived in exile in Nepal for 20 years, without a home,...

May 23, 2017

At the beach, you might see people building sandcastles, soaking in the sun, swimming or maybe eating. But if you run into Jenna and Cara Ainge of Reston, Virginia, you’ll see them vigorously looking for seashells.

That’s because Jenna...

May 22, 2017

Rare is the person who knows what it's like to serve in all military branches. It offers a unique glimpse into military families' struggles and daily needs.

After a 26-year career in active and reserve duty, Michael Dean devotes 30-35...

May 19, 2017

Adam Grabowski may just be 17 years old, but the junior at Vacaville Christian Schools in Vacaville, California has already spent eight years helping other young people succeed.  Grabowski, who says his parents raised him to be oriented towards...

May 18, 2017

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Michaeyla Nadeau. Read her story and nominate an outstanding volunteer, family or organization as a Point of Light.

Courtesy: Michael NadeauMichaeyla Nadeau arrives by limo for a prom for pediatric...
May 17, 2017

Language can create barriers. But, for Stephen Schirra, soccer is a universal communicator that breaks them. Since college graduation, he's used the sport to positively influence thousands of underprivileged children worldwide.

At age...

May 16, 2017

Whether it be donning a bonnet and spectacles to trick Little Red Riding Hood or huffing and puffing and blowing down the houses of two architecturally challenged little pigs – the Big Bad Wolf trope is prevalent throughout modern literature....

May 15, 2017

Meet Kylee McGrane, the recipient of the 6000th Daily Point of Light Award. Read her story and nominate an outstanding volunteer, family or organization as a Point of Light.

When Kylee McGrane sat down with her family to watch Frozen,...

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