The Daily Points of Light

December 5, 2017

It’s no secret that efforts are underway nationwide to entice and recruit more young girls into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. To date, these have been mainly male-dominated industries, but thanks to volunteers...

December 4, 2017

The pattern for relationship violence started early for Angie Dickmeyer. Starting with an abusive ex-boyfriend in high school, Angie fell into one abusive relationship after another as an adult, never sure how to end the abuse or who to reach...

December 1, 2017

Merrill Ann Culverhouse was named for her father, Merrill. When the Opp, Alabama, man was diagnosed at age 43 with colorectal cancer in 2013, she was shaken to the core. But instead of giving in to her fears, Merrill Ann used the experience to...

November 30, 2017

It was a hot summer day in mid-July 2012, nearing 100 degrees, when two Amsterdam, New York, teens took the lives of two of their friends in a shooting provoked by an alleged robbery. The incident stunned the small community, located just...

November 29, 2017

Finding a common thread between generations can sometimes be difficult these days. So, when one of Dr. Keith Whitworth’s students brought Cycling Without Age to his attention, he immediately jumped at the opportunity to bring the program to...

November 28, 2017

When Alicia Nelson relocated to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay with her husband, she discovered the Jacksonville, Florida, job market wasn’t an ideal place to continue her career in international policy and health. Rather than admitting defeat...

November 27, 2017

Technical Sgt. Airica Harms-Colby is a professional military educator at the Peterson Air Force Base by day, but her volunteerism with the Colorado Springs, Colorado chapter of Head Start (CPCD) is one that she says is a personal passion and...

November 24, 2017

A stitch in time can make all the difference. Just ask Barbara Winkler, who heads up a group called SoCal Quilts of Valor, a Long Beach, California-based nonprofit that makes and presents quilts to U.S. service veterans.

Inspired to...

November 23, 2017

From a very young age, Emma Grace Stelljes knew she wanted to leave an indelible imprint on those around her. She soon realized volunteering her time and energy was the best way to reach that goal. So, with a little help from her parents, she...

November 22, 2017

Being a volunteer is about more than simply donating time for Florida resident Victoria Frisk. For her, it’s about soul enrichment — hers and the ones she serves.

Since her teenage years, Victoria has given back to others through...

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