The Daily Points of Light

August 7, 2017

Twelve-year-old Carlie Steele is on a mission to spread kindness in her hometown of Amity, Oregon. Since founding Carlie’s Kindness Campaign three years ago, the preteen has collected more than $2000 worth of toys for children undergoing...

August 4, 2017

Teenagers in our culture are (in)famous for their feeling of invincibility and immortality,which means they tend to shy away from the end-of-life issues faced by hospice patients and their families every day. However, even as a middle school...

August 3, 2017

Everyone can be a volunteer—no matter age, disability, talent, or time. Connie Dickens has been proving that for three decades, working closely with patients in Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Cancer Patient Support Program’s Radiation Oncology...

August 2, 2017

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...

August 1, 2017

Maryland teen Casey Curry has been volunteering with Chesapeake Cats & Dogs (CCAD), a no-kill animal rescue in Queenstown, since 2014. CCAD is dedicated to rehabilitating and providing a second chance to cats and dogs that have been...

July 31, 2017

Violinst Cammie Lee is the co-founder and music director of Project Prelude, a musical education program she launched last fall. The 16-year-old leads an after-school program with other high school volunteers to teach violin to fourth and sixth...

July 28, 2017

Americorps VISTA member Bonnie Taylor serves as a Project Communications Coordinator for Community Action Southwest. During her time in Americorps, she has worked on numerous projects with Frontline Families to benefit her local Pittsburgh...

July 27, 2017

Noelle Thompson, a 16-year-old from Simpsonville, Kentucky, is on a mission to promote the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. Two years ago, she started her own nonprofit, Break Through 4 a Buddy at Martha Layne Collins...

July 26, 2017

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Barbara Motichka. Read her story and nominate an outstanding volunteer, family or organization as a Point of Light.

Barbara Motichka has spent the majority of her life giving back to the...

July 25, 2017

In 2013, Dr. Norman Knowlton III retired from his almost four-decade career in internal medicine. Though he no longer saw patients as a doctor, he still wanted to give back to people facing illness or health crises. His desire to make a...

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