The Daily Points of Light

September 30, 2016

Ashley Rhodes-Courter#5839St. Petersburg, Florida Former Foster Child Now Advocates for Child-Welfare and Struggling FamiliesBy Keith Lovely Jr. “You just say yes and you figure it out!” That’s the mantra that has led 30-year-old Ashley Rhodes-...

September 29, 2016

Laurie Gutierrez turned an unfortunate set of circumstances into an opportunity to better lives. Finding out her son, at age two, was having trouble hearing and communicating was one of the scariest moments of her life.

Laurie’s son,...

September 28, 2016

For almost five years, Jeff and Loren Feingold shared their two-car garage in Massachusetts with some 5,000 bars of soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes. 

"It was pretty tight," remembered Jeff,  a portfolio manager at...

September 27, 2016

Emily Pilloton is a designer, teacher, motivator, community builder, and a true force of nature. Pilloton studied architecture and product design at UC Berkeley and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and soon became frustrated by what...

September 26, 2016

Few things can put a damper on the joy of an impending birth faster than the scare of premature delivery. That’s what happened to Heather Barrow at 24 weeks. Thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fl., she brought home a healthy baby boy,...

September 23, 2016
Courtesy: Amara RiccioAmara Riccio created “Riccio Pick-Me-Ups” to share joy with others. Here she and fellow volunteers visit a patient in a children’s hospital.

As a child, Amara Riccio was a self-proclaimed diva. A dedicated student and...

September 22, 2016

The inspiration to volunteer could come at any given moment. You can be inspired by something you see, or maybe something you hear, but when that moment comes, it’s best to act on it.

Pamela Caballero’s moment came in February 2014,...

September 21, 2016

In honor of Family Volunteer Day, Nov. 19, Points of Light and Disney are recognizing families with the Daily Point of Light Award. Meet today's winning family, the Lamy family of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and nominate someone in your...

September 20, 2016

Frandy Osias-Louis grew up not expecting a lot. Haitian born, his family immigrated to the U.S. after his father’s death, and life was difficult. His mother became gravely ill, the family struggled. So when a way was opened for him to go to...

September 19, 2016
Courtesy: Jimmy WayneCountry artist Jimmy Wayne sings to children in Mobile, Ala. The children were homeless and living with their mothers in the battered women's shelter.

In 1994, a class of criminal justice students from a community college...

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