The Daily Points of Light

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...

December 19, 2017

For the Young family, volunteerism is simply part of everyday life. In an era where screen time is the priority, mother-daughter duo, Shayla and Samantha, find value in spending time with each other volunteering with the Lorton Community Action...

December 18, 2017

As vice president for the Board of Directors and volunteer leader for Trinity Environmental Academy, Dhriti Stocks works with the environmentally focused charter school in South Dallas to support its mission to use the Great Trinity Forest as a...

December 15, 2017

In July of 2012, mother-daughter duo Carrie Roberson and Whitney Lundy were at a friend’s birthday party where they spent the day helping out at a local food bank. They sorted and repackaged onions to be distributed to people in need and they...

December 14, 2017

Hospitalized during an extended illness, Stan “Chilly” Cooks says prayers led him to give back to his community, through his passion for music. A touring musician and entertainer who’s opened for the likes of James Brown, B.B. King and Natalie...

December 13, 2017

While siblings Gabriel and Chandler Wimmer celebraed their first-place at the 2014 VEX IQ Robotics World Championship in Anaheim, California, something struck them as odd. The competition hosted more than 10,000 teams from around the world, but...

December 12, 2017

When Maureen Newton’s husband was transferred to a new job in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2002, it took four years for her to wrap up her own work and join him. A hairdresser for 43 years, Newton was deeply connected to her community in Anderson...

December 11, 2017

As a high school junior, Mai Nguyen knew she wanted to give back to her community by leveraging her true passion for taking care of others, but it wasn’t until she united with fellow teens to organize The Hope Festival that she found a way to...

December 8, 2017

While most children are probably unaware of what lobbying is, legally blind Florida teen Paloma Rambana has been doing it since she was just 10 years old. Paloma realized there was an unfair imbalance in the resources available for visually...

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