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Daily Point of Light Award

The Daily Point of Light Award celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world. Whether it’s a mom leading a homegrown disaster relief drive or an athlete wielding their celebrity for good instead of goods – a Daily Point of Light embraces the challenge of tackling a community need through volunteer service. Learn more at www.pointsoflight.org/dailypointoflight

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Teen Builds Friendships, Fosters Acceptance Through Inclusive Team Sports
For Josh Kaplan, giving back to the community is part of who he is. Driven by the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, or “repairing the world,” he believes each of us has the power to create change and participate meaningfully in the world around us. An avid soccer player, Josh turned his passion into action when he launched GOALS (Giving Opportunities to All who Love Soccer) in his hometown...
Jan 24, 2018 1:05 PM ET
Family of Volunteers Are a Bright Light in Their Storm-Darkened Puerto Rico Community
As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery.  After barreling through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma skirted Puerto Rico, still managing to take out power for nearly one-...
Dec 8, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Sociology Professor Helps Students Bridge the Generation Gap With Service
Finding a common thread between generations can sometimes be difficult these days. So, when one of Dr. Keith Whitworth’s students brought Cycling Without Age to his attention, he immediately jumped at the opportunity to bring the program to Texas Christian University. With roots in Copenhagen, Denmark, Cycling Without Age got its start in 2012 when co-founder Ole Kassow identified a...
Nov 29, 2017 12:30 PM ET
With Growing Community Garden Initiative, Teen Tackles Hunger and Obesity in Missouri
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 perfect opportunity to start her garden, while also benefitting others by donating the crops that her garden produced to the local food bank. She had no...
Nov 21, 2017 4:00 PM ET
Siblings Create Online Platform to Help Kids With Learning Differences Discover the Joy of Reading
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 access to reading for youth and adults alike. KidsRead2Kids is a web-based platform that provides visitors with read-aloud, abridged versions of...
Nov 20, 2017 10:15 AM ET