Our story begins with a vision of a thousand points of light, and endures with the help of every individual who has realized their power to do good.
Points of Light makes it easy for you to search for volunteer opportunities by location and interest. We offer DIY project guides for youth and families to help everyone get involved, and also recognize individual service contributions with the Daily Point of Light Award.
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At 16-years-old, Julia Warren learned that many kids in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, don’t get to celebrate their birthdays. Six years later, she founded celebrate! RVA, a nonprofit that throws parties for disadvantaged children. To date, more than 2,000 birthdays have been celebrated!