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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Former Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison Empowers Youth to Explore, Connect with the World Through STEM Education
Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the world’s first woman of color to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. She flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour and was NASA’s first science mission specialist, performing experiments in material science, life science and human adaptation to weightlessness. Prior to NASA, Dr. Jemison served as a Peace Corps medical officer in Sierra Leone and Liberia;...
Jun 20, 2017 3:05 PM ET
Honoring the Memory of her Sister, Tamron Hall Works to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence
Tamron Hall is an award-winning journalist and host of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on Investigation Discovery, where she takes an in-depth look at complex and compelling crimes that have shocked the nation. She was previously a co-host of the third hour of NBC’s Today Show and anchor of MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall. In 2015, Tamron received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Reporting: Hard...
Jun 19, 2017 12:30 PM ET
Syrian Violinist Turns Passion for Music into an Inspiring Message of Peace and Cultural Understanding
From a young age, Mariela Shaker was a gifted violinist. At the age of 10, she joined the Arabic Institute of Music in Aleppo, Syria, graduating in 2004 with distinction. She then began traveling across Syria to perform in various festivals and concerts, eventually returning to the institute to teach music to a new generation of students. On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, a brutal civil war...
Jun 15, 2017 2:15 PM ET
Covering the Cost of Everyday Bills, Nonprofit Brings Relief and Hope to Families Battling Cancer
Cancer patients work hard battling the multiplying malignant cells in their bodies. In the meantime, most also face multiplying bills as medical expenses pile on top of ongoing costs for housing, food, utilities and more. That’s why Bringing Hope Home, a growing Philadelphia-based organization, raises money to help cancer patients pay everyday bills that loom over their already...
Jun 7, 2017 1:15 PM ET
Bullying Victim Finds Confidence Through Volunteerism
Fourteen-year-old Lucas Smith clearly remembers one of the first times he was bullied. He recalls being just four or five years old when some kids picked on him, taking off his glasses and throwing them in a sandpit. “It was not a fun day,” said Lucas. “I felt really sad after that, and I had to call my parents to get more glasses because I can’t really see that well without glasses.”...
May 31, 2017 11:40 AM ET

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