The Daily Points of Light

February 20, 2019

John White says buying a new bicycle for his daughter made him pause, as the Corona, California resident’s mind cycled through all the students he’d taught over his career who didn’t own a bike because their parents couldn’t afford one.

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February 19, 2019

Carmen Burgess knows how parents worry. She’s a mom herself and when her daughter started school at Clemson, Carmen connected with the school’s parents’ and family community on Facebook. Carmen, a giver with a lifetime of service in her DNA,...

February 18, 2019

Blake Austin is a typical high school freshman. She plays basketball, is busy with academics, and is involved in band and book club with her friends. The passion that sets this 15-year-old Brunswick, Maine native apart from others? She’s...

February 15, 2019

When Heidi Overman first started volunteering for Fishing Has No Boundaries, she was a five-year-old Brownie and her job was to carry fishing tackle from the dock to the boats lined up and waiting.  Today, 31 years later, she is the chair of...

February 14, 2019

After years of abuse suffered at the hands of her husband, Gail Spradlin says the desire to protect her 3-year-old gave her ability to break the cycle. Embracing the courage to leave and strength from her faith, Gail says she knew there was a...

February 13, 2019

After Hurricane Irma, Darby Campbell of Fort Meyers, Florida, realized there were many students who had lost everything and many others who constantly go without. The 17-year-old junior decided to do something to help her classmates in need....

February 12, 2019

Towson, Maryland resident, Michelle Merson, has long dedicated herself to giving back to those around her. While her husband, John, was serving in the United States Army, Michelle became involved in the military community and found many ways of...

February 11, 2019

Not every teenager could turn personal adversity into opportunity. But that’s what Carlie Hay has done by founding Care Bags, Inc., a non-profit that delivers food and necessary personal supplies to those in need.  Carlie and her brother...

February 8, 2019

Pearly whites. Chompers. Ivories. Your teeth play a larger role than most give them credit for. They are an integral part of the structure of your face and healthy teeth are vital to diet, health and an overall sense of well-being. But the care...

February 7, 2019

A family vacation, which was planned to be a wonderful trip together, became a nightmare for an Atlanta couple as their youngest child, Mya, 18-months-old at the time, was rushed to the ER suffering from what seemed like an asthma attack....

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