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Jun 22, 2016, 12:48 ET Points Of Light Conference Convenes In The Motor City Bringing Together Thousands Of Global Changemakers

The 2016 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service kicks off on Monday, June 27 at Detroit's Cobo Center. The conference,...


Dec 10, 2015, 15:32 ET Points of Light Announces Detroit as Host City for the 2016 Conference on Volunteering and Service

Points of Light announced today that Detroit has been named host city for the 2016 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which...


Sep 05, 2014, 15:02 ET Young Volunteers Celebrated with Point of Light Awards in Wales During NATO Summit at Event with UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

 Amid the high-level talks at the NATO Summit in Wales, two young volunteers from both sides of the Atlantic were celebrated yesterday for...


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...