The Daily Points of Light

November 21, 2017

Sophie Bernstein always wanted to grow her own garden. At 12 years old, she was looking for a meaningful project to complete for her bat mitzvah – something that would serve a larger purpose and help the community. Sophie realized she had the...

November 20, 2017

When Carla Naden sees a dog with special needs, a pup that’s blind or deaf, hobbling on three legs or feeble, she doesn’t get sad. She gets busy. Naden, 38, a San Diego-based artist, is a lifelong animal lover and regular volunteer with Animal...

November 17, 2017

As a mom with two teenage daughters, Susan Birthright says finding dedicated time to spend together can be a challenge. That’s why she looks forward to her regular weekend volunteering projects with her daughters, Caitlin, age 14, and Morgan,...

November 16, 2017

Conventional wisdom dictates if you want future success, you have to pave the way. That’s what Ebony McLaughlin tries to do for young people who face challenging circumstances.

Through her organization, Infinity Youth Incorporated,...

November 15, 2017

For some kids and teens, developing a love of reading can be difficult. After their family experienced this firsthand, siblings Alana, Jacob and Reuben Blumenstein founded KidsRead2Kids.com to help promote both the love of reading, as well as...

November 14, 2017

For most high school seniors, being an honors student, a varsity cheerleader and the student government class vice president would be enough to stay busy. But, not for Chioma Ajuonuma. Instead, this Atlanta-area resident spends as much time as...

November 13, 2017

Carrie Roberson and Whitney Lundy first began volunteering with Harvesters in October 2012, when Whitney was just 10 years old. They often volunteer together on Saturday mornings sorting and repackaging food in the Volunteer Engagement Center, in...

November 10, 2017

Col. Nathan Thomas Jr. is a retired veteran who served more than 39 years in the Army and Air Force, but for this Alabama native, currently living in Melbourne, Florida, supporting his community has been a natural extension of his life’s work....

November 9, 2017

Derrick Patterson loves books, and he loves helping people.

So, three years ago, in October, he signed up to be a volunteer with the Memphis Public Library. He’s worked there ever since, helping library visitors find the resources they...

November 8, 2017

For military veterans who have proudly served, there can be physical and emotional injuries that make it difficult to transition back to civilian life – some estimates say as many as 20 percent of returning vets suffer from post-traumatic...

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