The Daily Points of Light

January 2, 2018

When it comes to making a difference in the lives of young people, sometimes there’s no better mentor than another young person. That’s been the way high school senior Joyce Zhou has approached volunteer service since she first began donating...

January 1, 2018

As chair of the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees, Karrie Delaney was elected by her colleagues to lead the board in strategic planning, making key financial decisions and managing the board. When the Fairfax County library director...

December 29, 2017

Before Marie Monsen joined the Annandale Christian Community for Action she pursued a career in the Department of Indian Affairs and the Peace Corps. But her life’s trajectory was established much earlier. The seeds to make a difference were...

December 28, 2017

Karla Jamir is an active, vibrant member of the Huntley Meadows community. Karla began volunteering in 1995 where she emerged as a natural leader. As Herbarium Coordinator, she takes on the responsibility of maintaining the Herbarium - an...

December 27, 2017

Despite her young age, Emma has proven herself to be one of Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program’s most talented volunteer leaders. The organization provides equine assisted activities for children and adults with disabilities, youth-at-...

December 26, 2017

Denise, better known as Dee, started out volunteering with New Hope Housing in the education and employment resource center, where she worked one-on-one with shelter clients in their search for employment. One of the largest barriers from...

December 25, 2017

Michel Margosis has dedicated his life to making the world a better place for everyone. He has spent more than a quarter-century ensuring that the memory of the Holocaust is not forgotten. Margosis, a Holocaust survivor himself, focuses on...

December 22, 2017

Carolina Calderon first learned of Cornerstones a few years ago. Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare,...

December 21, 2017

Think of volunteering, and images of helping children, older adults, or rescue animals might pop to mind. But, donating time and energy also means providing services to protect the environment.

For Phil Cox, working with the Ouabache Land...

December 20, 2017

In 2001, Rene King’s newborn daughter Rikki was diagnosed with Kabuki Syndrome, a rare and complex genetic disorder. Rene knew that the road ahead would not be an easy one; but she had no idea how many lives she would eventually touch through...

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