Daily Point of Light Award

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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Air Force Veteran Uses Her Own Brand of “Magic” to Serve Her Community as a Frontline Families AmeriCorps Member
When it comes to serving her community, Angela Collins speaks about the “magic” – or individual talents – of each person involved. One’s “magic,” she explained, is his or her natural talent, an ordinary thing that he or she does better than most. Angela believes that each person’s skills are magic to everyone else. “So when you figure out what people’s magic is and you put it to use in the...
Jul 18, 2017 3:35 PM ET
With the MoonCatcher Project, This Woman Supplies Reusable Menstrual Pads to African Girls to Help Them Stay in School
At least once a month, Ellie von Wellsheim presides over sewing bees where she guides the hands of volunteers as they sew pieces of brightly colored fabric into reusable menstrual pads. The pads are destined for girls in Uganda, Malawi, and a host of other developing countries that lack the money and access to purchase feminine hygiene products. “To put it simply, we try to keep girls...
Jul 5, 2017 4:40 PM ET
With I Am Waters, One Woman Brings Hope and Hydration to the Homeless
Seven years ago, Elena Davis was sitting at an intersection when a homeless woman approached her car. She immediately began to rummage around for spare change. But, when she rolled down the window to hand over the coins, Elena was surprised to be met with a different request. The woman didn’t want money. She wanted water. Elena was floored by the realization that something so...
Jun 30, 2017 11:05 AM ET
Mother Starts Charity to Fulfill Cancer-Survivor Daughter’s Dancing Dreams
Susan Rizzo Vincent faced the worst fear of any parent when her daughter was just 18 months old: the risk of losing a child.  “She was a normal 18-month-old and then all of the sudden I noticed her hands shake a little bit as we were eating dinner and then within hours her coordination just declined. By the next morning, she really couldn’t sit up or even crawl. She’d lost all of her...
Jun 29, 2017 11:30 AM ET
Where Art and Activism Meet: Zach Ingrasci Seeks to Create a More Equitable World Through Documentary Film
A filmmaker and a humanitarian, Zach Ingrasci is dedicated to using his talents to help empower disenfranchised communities around the world. From living in a tent in a Syrian refugee camp to working as radish farmers and surviving on $1 a day in Guatemala, Zach and his co-director Chris Temple have cultivated an innovative style of documentary filmmaking that sits at the intersection of...
Jun 21, 2017 11:00 AM ET

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