The Points of Light Blog on Volunteering and Social Good

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The Points of Light Blog on Volunteering and Social Good

The Points of Light blog celebrates the power of volunteers to change the world – whether it’s a mom leading a homegrown disaster relief drive, an athlete wielding his celebrity for good instead of goods or a kid who collects socks for the homeless. We believe individuals, community groups, corporations and the government play key roles in addressing the critical issues of our time – from the economy to education, the environment to emergency preparedness. Through the stories of volunteers – and tips and advice that support volunteer service – we recognize our personal power to transform ourselves and our communities.

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generationOn and FamilyFun Magazine Partner to Develop Volunteer Project Enabling Kids, Teens and Families to Help Children in Need
Now that summer is here, children across the country can be found outside having fun! However, summer can be hard for some children, especially if they are facing illness or if their families have fallen on hard times and are living in shelters. During these times, it is especially important for kids to be comforted and empowered, which is where the FamilyFun Magazine...
Jun 22, 2016 12:00 PM ET
10 Reasons to Attend the 2016 Conference on Volunteering and Service
Each year, thousands of people who really care about the future of volunteer service convene at the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service – to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another, and to work...
Jun 8, 2016 2:00 PM ET
Here’s How Your Kids Can Spread Joy This Holiday Season
While many lucky children and their families think of the holidays as a warm, happy time, countless others are instead struggling with illness, poverty or other challenges.  Your kids can help brighten the holidays for others through the ...
Dec 3, 2015 3:50 PM ET
How to Respond to Tragic Events with Compassionate Parenting
This post is by Kathy Saulitis, senior vice president of external affairs at generationOn, Points of Light’s youth service division. As parents, teachers and caring adults try to calm...
Nov 20, 2015 2:10 PM ET
Raising Compassionate Kids Through Acts of Kindness and Volunteer Service
In honor of Family Volunteer Day, Nov. 21, Points of Light and Disney are recognizing families with the Daily Point of Light Award. Meet the Sjolseths of McKinney, Texas, and...
Nov 18, 2015 11:00 AM ET