The Daily Points of Light

June 18, 2018

Actor, director and producer Jesse Williams is well known for his work on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” but gained international renown for his 2016 BET Humanitarian Award acceptance speech, where he eloquently covered a range of issues including...

June 15, 2018

In 1991, Leslie Bluhm and Mary Prchal had a deep interest in volunteering, but found that Chicago lacked the channels to find volunteer opportunities. Together, they had an idea to bring diverse Chicagoans together through hands-on volunteer...

June 14, 2018

Mary Carter has always seen her mother, who immigrated to the United States with a third grade education, as her inspiration. While her life had always included volunteer work, it was eventually this inspiration that led her to dedicate her life...

June 13, 2018

Chaplain Asma Inge-Hanif grew up poor, watching her grandmother die due to lack of access to proper healthcare. This inspired her to become a nurse practitioner and open her own health center where, she volunteers her services to the...

June 12, 2018

Kelly Kwan grew up the daughter of a single mom with five kids on a teacher’s salary. Times were often tight, but people in her community helped her family out. Kelly remembers a particular Christmas when a member of her community made sure her...

June 11, 2018

Ever since Mario D’Ambrosio was a kid, he dreamed of being a firefighter. His dream came true on the day he volunteered to join his local Matamoras fire department. “They took me in like family,” Mario said.

Mario became highly involved...

June 8, 2018

Laine Powell is a self-taught techie. While her brother built her first computer when she attended the University of Florida (UF), she watched and learned, beginning to read computer science books. Her curiosity was further piqued when she met...

June 7, 2018

During the summer of 2015, Beth Felix attended the Cambria County Camp Cadet (CCCC) program. The camp, in Cresson, Pennsylvania, is free of charge and staffed by troopers and other volunteers with the goal to establish a positive relationship...

June 6, 2018

As a professional saxophonist, Ted Wagner has always had a passion for music. In an effort to give back, 20 years ago, he became a volunteer at All Children’s hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was paired with a music therapist. At the...

June 5, 2018

After touring a California shelter for homeless LGBT youth when he was 14, Dillon Eisman learned that their greatest need was clothing for job interviews and school. He noticed most of the donated clothes were out of style and in poor condition...

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