The Daily Points of Light

October 22, 2018

In 1989, former President George H.W Bush spoke of “a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the nation, doing good” and emphasized his commitment to make community service a...

October 19, 2018

Bonnie Clark says she’s always held the senior citizen population near and dear to her heart, and so it was only natural that in retirement, she’d be inclined to help this demographic. What the 77-year-old Louisville, Kentucky resident didn’t...

October 18, 2018

Ansh Jain began an interest in community service as a boy growing up in Peoria, Ill. In 2016, he visited Nepal for a three-week hospital volunteer stint.  Ansh was amazed to learn that many women who came to the hospital complaining of stomach...

October 17, 2018

Death holds no fear for Carol Iddings. Carol lost her husband in 2006, and in the final days of his life, staff and volunteers from Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte cared for him. She was very familiar with Tidewell, because even before her...

October 16, 2018

When most people think of retirement, they probably dream of traveling the world, moving to another state, or maybe joining some fun classes. After decades of being in the workforce, working (and for free) is probably the last thing that comes...

October 15, 2018

Ieneke Jimenez, 17, has always put the emphasis on special with special needs children. Two of her three older brothers cope with disabilities, so she saw firsthand at a very young age the challenges they faced. She also saw the impact that the...

October 12, 2018

When Donna Davis lost her husband Ken after a sudden and brief illness, she felt adrift.  The couple was together more than 30 years and her life was never going to be the same.  Endless hours seemed to stretch ahead of her, until she made a...

October 11, 2018

Rebecca Fusco may just be nine years old, but this fourth grader has been volunteering since she could walk. Raised by her mom Rachael and dad Dan to always think of others, she grew up helping, at the local food pantry, with her mom’s Girl...

October 10, 2018

On the evening of July 29, 1999, Gulshan Harjee’s world came crashing down. The police told her that her husband had been killed in a mass shooting that left eight other people dead. It was the day after their daughter’s fourth birthday. “She...

October 9, 2018

Gene Traudt, who once ran a janitorial supply business in the Milwaukee, Wis.-area, saw his life turn upside down in December 14, 2002.  That day he suffered a devastating heart attack.  “I had what’s called a widow-maker,” says Gene.  “I truly...

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