The Daily Points of Light

December 4, 2018

When confronted with big societal problems, like hunger, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Aside from sending a donation to a local nonprofit, or volunteering at a local soup kitchen – we often feel that, as just one person, we can’t...

December 3, 2018

Shuba Prasadh says her story has a simple start: a mediocre computer science class in middle school. The class was “not as cool as it should have been,” said the 16-year-old – who is now the CEO of an international nonprofit organization...

December 2, 2018

Heval Kelli’s family arrived in Clarkston, Georgia, on Sept. 25, 2001 – just two weeks after the devastating 9/11 terror attacks forever changed the United States, and the world. Newly arrived refugees from Syria, the Kelli family was weary but...

November 30, 2018
At the YOLO Strong Foundation, participants don’t simply walk or run to raise money for good causes.  They climb over walls, dangle from ropes, carry other runners on their shoulders and surmount other challenging obstacles as they race.  The...
November 29, 2018

As the wife to a former pilot in the Air Force, a daughter and niece of WWII and Korean war veterans, and sister and cousin to even more who have served, Diane Hight comes from a true military family. As she puts it, her family has served in...

November 28, 2018

An entrepreneur from an early age, Brian Hamilton has worked alongside many creative business owners and understands the power and potential of a dream. So when he learned of the difficulties many inmates face in finding employment after...

November 27, 2018

When Eden Schneck was only 6 years old, she eagerly helped sort and package donated books for other children.  At the time, her oldest brother, Max, was a freshman in high school.  Eden’s other older brothers, Jonathan and Jeremy, also took...

November 26, 2018

Nicole Fernandez entered journalism out of a sense of wanting to be of service to others.  She became a sports broadcast journalist in her hometown of Miami.  But ever since her childhood, when she visited Colombia, the South American country...

November 23, 2018

When it came time for then-16-year-old Vilmarie Ocasio to decide what she was going to do for her Gold Award project, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, she knew she wanted to focus on raising awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) and...

November 22, 2018

Wife and mom to four, Tanya Polsky says she was looking for volunteer opportunities for her young children as a way of instilling a sense of gratitude and appreciation for service, but was coming up empty.

While many organizations only...

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