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Jun 09, 2014, 15:36 ET

What Do You Get a President for His Birthday?

Points of Light, one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to volunteer service, today announced it will honor its founder's 90th birthday...

Nov 22, 2013, 14:15 ET

Family Volunteer Day Kicks Off Holiday Season with Service on Nov. 23

What's your project this Saturday? In North Carolina, one family will work at a local farm that feeds the homeless. In Texas, another family will...

Jul 15, 2013, 15:15 ET

President Obama and President George H. W. Bush Join Together to Honor 5,000th Recipients of the Daily Point of Light Award

Couple from Union, Iowa (Population 394) Works to Fight World Hunger; Accepts Honor at White House Ceremony Disney Becomes Founding Sponsor of New...

Apr 10, 2013, 15:47 ET

Points of Light Applauds President Obama's Request to Rename the Volunteer Generation Fund in Honor of President George H. W. Bush

Points of Light Chair Neil Bush Says Family Is Pleased, "Humbled" Points of Light applauds the release of President Obama's FY14 budget in...

Nov 15, 2012, 11:15 ET

Family Volunteer Day Kicks Off Holiday Season with Giving and Service on November 17

Disney Friends for Change and Points of Light Sponsor National Day of Service  Children are holding bake sales and penny drives. Teens...

Nov 13, 2012, 15:54 ET

Points of Light, Village Capital Launch First Accelerator Dedicated to For-Profit and Nonprofit Ventures that Put People at Center of Change

Inaugural Program Supported by PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Starbucks Foundation 10 Start-Ups Begin Intensive 12-Week Boot Camp Today,...

Oct 09, 2012, 08:59 ET

Points of Light, ITT Exelis, the Corporation for National & Community Service, and 55 Organizations Join Forces to Launch a National Initiative to Help Returning Veterans Succeed

ITT Exelis jumpstarts Community Blueprint with multi-year investment and introduction of Exelis Action Corps employee volunteer program...

Apr 11, 2012, 15:00 ET

Points of Light Celebrates People in Action During National Volunteer Week

Members of Congress from Across the Country to Honor Local Volunteer Leaders  Points of Light, the leading volunteer organization, will...

Dec 06, 2011, 09:04 ET

Nonprofits Awarded Grants to Engage Thousands in Service, Discussion on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Corporation for National and Community Service, Points of Light Bring Americans Together to Honor Dr. King's Legacy Six organizations have been...

Sep 07, 2011, 14:54 ET

Points of Light Institute's Good & Ready Program Elevates Importance of Emergency Preparedness

In the Wake of Hurricane Irene, East Coast Showcases Importance of Being Prepared for Emergency Situations Just before the start of National...

Aug 16, 2011, 12:00 ET

Points of Light Institute Launches Emergency Preparedness Program Good and Ready

Elevates Awareness and Promotes the Importance of Being Prepared for Emergency Situations Points of Light Institute today launched Good &...

Jun 08, 2011, 16:00 ET

National Conference on Volunteering and Service Moves from New Orleans to Chicago

2012 Conference World's Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders More than 4,000 leaders from the service sector came together this...

Jun 07, 2011, 12:10 ET

Points of Light Institute Recognizes Extraordinary Corporate Volunteer Programs

18th Annual Corporate Engagement, CVC Awards Announced at National Conference on Volunteering and Service Points of Light Institute today honored...

Jun 01, 2011, 09:30 ET

National Conference on Volunteering and Service Showcases Innovative Solutions to Community Challenges

Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders Convenes in New Orleans, June 6-8 As communities across the country face challenges ranging...

May 10, 2011, 09:37 ET

Luminaries from Service, Government, Business, Entertainment Gather for National Conference on Volunteering and Service

** MEDIA ALERT – PLANNING ADVISORY ** Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders Convenes in New Orleans, June 6-8 The National...

Apr 07, 2011, 11:54 ET

Americans Honored for Creating Change in Their Communities

2011 Make A Difference Day Awards Highlight Volunteer Leadership The 2011 national Make A Difference Day Award honorees will be recognized for...

Apr 06, 2011, 14:22 ET

Points of Light Institute Celebrating Individuals Taking Action, Solving Problems

President Barack Obama Issuing Proclamation for National Volunteer Week Points of Light Institute will lead the nation in celebrating ordinary...

Mar 22, 2011, 13:43 ET

Points of Light Institute Helps Raise Over $1.4 Million for Japanese Relief Efforts

Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fuisaki joins a star-studded event celebrating President George H. W. Bush's life of service Last night, Ambassador...

Mar 10, 2011, 10:30 ET

Program Announced for Star-Studded Event Celebrating President George H. W. Bush and Volunteer Service

"All Together Now - A Celebration of Service" to be Co-Chaired by President Bill Clinton, Feature Performances by Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green, Reba...

Feb 22, 2011, 10:00 ET

President George H. W. Bush to be Honored at The Kennedy Center

Points of Light Institute, Honorary Chair President William J. Clinton, President George W. Bush, President James Carter Jr., among others, will...