The Daily Points of Light

October 6, 2017

Garden Pool is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make A Difference Day projects, awarding $140,000 in grants that are...

October 5, 2017

Six years ago, Dr. Holly Ivey began volunteering at the Community Care Center (CCC) during her residency, and the experiences she’s had there have shaped the doctor she is today.

“I feel strongly that it’s hard to live a happy life...

October 4, 2017

At around 6 a.m. on May 3, 2010, Sharon Love opened the door to police officers who delivered the worst news a parent could ever receive. Her daughter, Yeardley, had been killed. Not just killed, but beaten to death by her former boyfriend....

October 3, 2017

The Pineville United Methodist Church is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make A Difference Day projects, awarding $...

October 2, 2017

Volunteering isn’t just an adult activity. Kids can make huge differences in their communities, too. And, fifth-grader Curt Fendley has proven that. By launching Operation Empower through his local Boys and Girls Club in Texas, Curt created a...

September 29, 2017

As a student attorney volunteering at the West Virginia University Immigration Law Clinic, Jonathan K. Heath has heard hundreds of stories of desperation and despair, hope and aspiration. While he was in law school, he donated countless hours...

September 28, 2017

The Dream Center is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make A Difference Day projects, awarding $140,000 in grants...

September 27, 2017

Picture a student in science class, seated at a desk, her computer on. The student isn’t writing a paper about her studies or reading class materials, according to Akash Patel. She is interacting with students halfway around the world in...

September 26, 2017

The Petal Public Improvement Corporation is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make A Difference Day projects,...

September 25, 2017

The Center for Service in Action at California Polytechnic State University is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make...

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