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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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Turning Passion into Action, Skilled Cook Empowers Young People to Make Healthy Food Choices
Kim Doyle Wille, a Colorado native, has been passionate about cooking since she was a young girl creating meals in her childhood home. Over time, she became skilled enough to be a winner of the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 2013. Creating a nonprofit focused on healthy food options for the students and families in Garfield County was a natural way to turn that passion into action. ...
Aug 17, 2017 10:00 AM ET
At Michigan Retirement Community, Volunteer Records Memories to Last
As Gwen Joseph revisited hours and hours of family memories – Christmas Eves spent with her extended family celebrating their Swedish traditions with performances, a family choir and food – the familiar sounds of joy brought her back to those moments, captured by her grandfather, who would hit record on the tape player at the start of the night and let the tape roll. She discovered this...
Aug 9, 2017 1:15 PM ET
Through ServiceWorks Program, Citi Employee Finds the Perfect Opportunity to Serve
Robert McGhee, vice president of community development at Citi, has been a part of the Chicago banking community for more than two decades, with roles in retail banking, mortgage banking and community affairs. He supports the Citi Foundation’s partnership with Points of Light and the Corporation for National and Community Service to bring a groundbreaking initiative, ServiceWorks, to help...
Aug 3, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Frontline Families AmeriCorps Member Serves Veterans, Local Community
Wendy Samples may have been the only Frontline Families AmeriCorps member in the entire state of Mississippi over the last year, but her friend and colleague, Heath Dearman, said she has been the perfect fit for this role. “Wendy is definitely a go-getter and takes a lot of initiative,” said Heath. She is a full-time volunteer with the American Red Cross serving in many capacities,...
Aug 2, 2017 12:00 PM ET
Former VISTA with Persistent Passion for Service Helps Feed Denver’s Hungry
Barbara Motichka has spent the majority of her life giving back to the communities where she’s lived, not just through volunteerism, but also by helping those around her become stronger and more successful volunteers. In her 20s, Barbara left her home in New York to become a VISTA, now AmeriCorps VISTA, helping migrants in Utah before eventually moving to Colorado. Volunteering has...
Jul 27, 2017 10:15 AM ET