The Daily Points of Light

November 7, 2018

On any given night in America, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 40,056 veterans are homeless. That sad state of affairs has become part of the landscape in most large American cities, where the homeless...

November 6, 2018

Like many people, Sandy Samberg knew a good friend with cancer.  "Like anyone else, you want to do something tangible to help," says Sandy, a former pediatric nurse practitioner.  “I registered to do the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, but I had a...

November 5, 2018

When Emily Sanudo first discovered Joshua’s Heart Foundation, she knew she’d found her passion.  The Florida non-profit, which was founded by Joshua Williams when he was just four years old, is dedicated to the fight against global hunger and...

November 2, 2018

Sami Meyers is a 16-year-old junior, who plays sports in her free time, and one day wants to have a career in business. One thing that sets the Ponte Vedra, Florida teen apart from others? Her commitment to service, by helping local underserved...

November 1, 2018

Katie Glenn was sitting in the doctor’s office at the Mayo Clinic with her dad, who’d just been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cholangiocarcinoma, when she brought up a conference she’d come across online. Explaining to the doctor that the conference,...

October 31, 2018

On April 8, 2013, Gabby Frost opened Twitter and saw that three girls in her network were contemplating suicide. After responding to them directly, she thought, “What can I do to prevent this from happening again?” The answer was Buddy...

October 30, 2018

Mahika Halepete is just 16 years old, a junior in high school. But yet, she founded and is running a nonprofit organization that spans across the globe. She knows that people didn’t take her seriously when she started out because of her young...

October 29, 2018

Brittany Turner, 17, admits she didn’t know much about sea turtles when she started volunteering for Love a Sea Turtle, a nonprofit organization in North Carolina that promotes protection of sea turtles, which are considered crucial to ocean...

October 26, 2018

Being different, showing individuality, is a good thing.  Or at least it should be, until those differences inspire bullies to berate and intimidate. As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education, bullying is...

October 25, 2018
Jane Veron has a bachelor’s degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.  She’s held demanding jobs in management and marketing positions at large companies in New York and Boston.  These days, she’s donating her top-notch business skills to...

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