The Daily Points of Light

July 27, 2018

 

For many years, Joni Bonilla professionally trained and cared for dogs, but her perspective on the perfect match between a dog and its owner changed one day when her veteran friend, described the challenges of finding a pet following...

July 26, 2018

As her babysitter, Hannah Posthauer had a close relationship with a little girl named Hailey. Watching Hailey battle and eventually lose her fight to cancer, the now 22-year-old Hannah realized she wanted to take action on a larger scale on...

July 25, 2018

Christopher Mastromarino remembers the feeling of shock during the violence that took over the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. In the wake of the protests, the Charlottesville resident and U.S. Army veteran brainstormed...

July 24, 2018

As a pharmacist by trade, Maureen Culhane ensures wellness for those seeking medical help. When not at work, Maureen is focused on the wellness of her community, specifically the homeless.

According to the Shawano, Wisconsin resident,...

July 23, 2018

According to Lauren Dundee, volunteering is a family business. When the then 12-year-old Los Angeles resident decided with her 7-year-old sister that there was a vacuum regarding opportunities for children to give back to their community, they...

July 20, 2018
Madelene Kleinhans was only 8-years-old when her younger brother was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. While her brother’s condition required around-the-clock care, Madelene often experienced feelings of confusion and frustration by not...
July 19, 2018

In 2015, two of Cory Gorczycki’s grandparents passed away. While coping with the grief of losing two close family members, Cory turned to skiing. Hitting the ski slopes was an activity he’d always enjoyed, but one he was able to find true...

July 18, 2018

58-year-old Donna Raibley has always been a caretaker in her personal life. First to her mother, and then informally to other family and friends. While providing relief to a friend whose husband was ill, the husband had one request of Donna:...

July 17, 2018

Franklyn Haviland says calls waking him up at 3, 4 or 5 a.m. in the morning don’t bother him because he knows the person on the other end needs help.

In 2013 after a spate of drunk driving accidents in the Washington state area, where...

July 16, 2018

As a legal mitigator, Connie Lindsay was serving on the Judicial Commission for the State of Florida when she came across a defendant who’d successfully completed his program, but was facing homelessness. Finding housing for the sober veteran,...

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