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Blog Archive

Not a Fan of Cold Winter Weather? Be A Voluntourist!

VoluntourismWith winter approaching, outside volunteer projects are not as appealing as they used to be. Need ideas for projects? We've got you covered. Why not plan a fun trip to a warm climate that you’ve never been to? Experience volunteering for your leisure vacation; give a little while you travel and gain a lot of rewarding sense of importance.

generationOn's Holiday Gift Giving Campaign Starts Today!

Girl Holding PresentsThis holiday season pledge to give back.  Join generationOn and bring play to children in need through their Holiday Gift Giving Campaign.

Daily Point of Light #4646 Breastfeeding Support Team Volunteers at High Point Regional Hospital

Many new mothers in the U.S. today haven’t been exposed to breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is perceived as instinctive and natural, yet it can be quite challenging. Many women become frustrated, experience self-blame, and tend to "give up" when it becomes difficult.

The Habit of Giving...Beyond Thanksgiving

Betsy Brown BraunToday's post is written by Betsy Brown Braun (@BetsyBBraun) and republished from the HuffPost Women section on Nov. 18, 2011.

This Thanksgiving Give Service and Volunteer

Thanksgiving MealHappy Thanksgiving!

Building Relationships Through Volunteering

This is the season of giving - what's better than volunteering you're time, talents, voice, and money to people in need this holiday season?  Today's post highlights the benefits of giving to those less fortunate.

Sustainable Thanksgiving Meal Tips and Recipes

Thanksgiving RecipesAs you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday here are some tips and recipe resources for creating a healthy, sustainable, enjoyable meal.

Corporate Institute- Skill Based Volunteering

Today’s post is brought to you by our Points of Light Corporate Institute team:

Take Action Tomorrow for Family Volunteer Day

Family Volunteer DayJoin together with your family members and other community members to make a difference tomorrow.  Join Disney and generationOn to partake in this day of service and spend meaningful time with your family.

UPS Global Month of Service: One Teams Reason for Volunteerism

This past month of October UPS employees around the world joined with their friends and families to take part in volunteer projects in local communities to take part in what they named Global Volunteer Month.

News Flash: Take Action Together - Family Volunteer Day

Points of Light News Flash

Trips to see grandma, camping, a Saturday afternoon movie - all fun ways for families to spend time together. What about volunteering?

The Next Greatest Generation

Today's post is republished from the White House blog, "Winning the Future," on Thursday, November 10th. This blog is featured in the For the Win series, a guest blog series featuring the remarkable initiatives that young Americans are advancing to win the future for their communities.

Americorps Opens Eyes to the Military Community

Jen JonesAs an economics major, I sometimes felt out of my element as I found myself more concerned about people and their well-being than I did about money, profit, and finance. As my classmates competed for the typical financial analyst positions, I found myself applying for the Peace Corps.

Americorps Thoughts on the Community Blueprint Network

Sharon RiegseckerI chose to work on the Community Blueprint Network and with the American Legion Auxiliary due to the target population.

Where Are You From? Challenges Military Families Face

For Veterans Day we are highlighting all types of stories regarding Military service members, families, and communities.

Support Military Families this Veterans Day With Community Blueprint

Barbara Van Dahlen, President of Give an HourToday’s guest post is written by Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder & President of Give an Hour.

Daily Point of Light #4634 Bobby Henline

Bobby Henline with his family

Bobby Henline with his family

Bobby Henline is a retired SSgt in the United States Army and serves on the Board of Directors for Operation Homefront of Texas.

Daily Point of Light #4633 Christian Haerter and Michelle Severance

Chris and MichelleChristian Haerter and his partner, Michelle Severance, created Jordan’s Initiative after Haerter's son, Jordan, was killed in Iraq in 2008.

Daily Point of Light #4632 Gary Gray

Thanks to the Corporation for National and Community Service's My American Story project, we can hear Gary tell his own story. Click on the photo above to watch.

News Flash: Vote Now for the 2011 L'Oréal Paris Woman of Worth

Points of Light News FlashIn 2006, L'Oréal Paris, in partnership with Points of Light, launched the Women of Worth

Daily Point of Light #4631, Ramon Guitard

In honor of Veteran's Day, November 11, 2011, Points of Light will feature stories of veterans, service members and their families recognized as Daily Point of Light honorees this week.

This Friday Pay Tribute to Veterans

This video, from the Department of Veteran Affairs highlights Veterans Day 2011:

Pioneers: Celebrating 100 Years of Fellowship, Loyalty and Service

Today's blog post is written by Saxon Seay, Manager of Marketing at Points of Light. One of the responsibilities Saxon enjoys most about her work is coordinating the Daily Point of Light Award, a recognition program founded by the administration of President George H. W. Bush that continues to award one volunteer or volunteer effort each week day.

A Billion Plus Change Set to Mobilize Skills-Based Volunteers

Nonprofit, corporate and government leaders gather today in Washington, D.C.

Daily Point of Light #4628 Pioneers For Peace

In 1989 Weusi Olusola was an All-American basketball player at Murray Wright High School with a promising career in the NBA. Those dreams ended when he was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting while standing on the porch of a friend's house in his neighborhood.

News Flash: Partnerships, Projects, Grants, Tools Available for MLK Day

Points of Light News FlashThe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 16, 2012, marks the beginning of the year of service as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. King by contributing their time, talent, voice and money to improve their communities.

Celebrate Extra Mile Day Today

Extra Mile Day was started in 2009 by The Extra Mile America Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages positive attitude and action by empowering individua