The Daily Points of Light

December 11, 2018

As a newcomer to Sarasota, Florida, Tracey Fletcher was looking to expand her social circle and cultivate her passion for gardening through service. Living in a condominium with no backyard to dig in, Tracey began volunteering at Marie Selby...

December 10, 2018

Brandon Okpolabi’s mission to reach out to underserved youth comes from a place close to his heart.  The 36-year-old Miami resident was one of those kids.  Born and raised in the rough and tumble Seventh Ward in New Orleans, Brandon did well in...

December 7, 2018

What do you do when a second grader tells you he doesn’t know his birthday? Or when that same little boy says he doesn’t even know what a birthday is?

Julia Warren was only 16-years-old when she had this heartbreaking conversation as a...

December 6, 2018

Dr. Gary Parker first volunteered aboard a Mercy Ships hospital ship thinking it would be a three-month journey. However, three months turned into 31 years, and Gary and his wife Susan, who he met on board, have devoted their lives to help...

December 5, 2018

In a game where one wrong move can risk your path to victory, Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson encourages young adults and children to not focus on the chess pieces they have lost, but rather on what’s left on the board – and to never give up....

December 4, 2018

When confronted with big societal problems, like hunger, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Aside from sending a donation to a local nonprofit, or volunteering at a local soup kitchen – we often feel that, as just one person, we can’t...

December 3, 2018

Shuba Prasadh says her story has a simple start: a mediocre computer science class in middle school. The class was “not as cool as it should have been,” said the 16-year-old – who is now the CEO of an international nonprofit organization...

December 2, 2018

Heval Kelli’s family arrived in Clarkston, Georgia, on Sept. 25, 2001 – just two weeks after the devastating 9/11 terror attacks forever changed the United States, and the world. Newly arrived refugees from Syria, the Kelli family was weary but...

November 30, 2018
At the YOLO Strong Foundation, participants don’t simply walk or run to raise money for good causes.  They climb over walls, dangle from ropes, carry other runners on their shoulders and surmount other challenging obstacles as they race.  The...
November 29, 2018

As the wife to a former pilot in the Air Force, a daughter and niece of WWII and Korean war veterans, and sister and cousin to even more who have served, Diane Hight comes from a true military family. As she puts it, her family has served in...

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