points of light

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The facts about youth homelessness are shocking: Every year, more than 500,000 unaccompanied, single youth experience a homelessness
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That's why I'm so excited about the Joy Maker Challenge, and so grateful to Hasbro, Inc. for sponsoring this effort, now
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Our partners at Repair the World offer resources for hosting a dinner and facilitating a productive dialogue that allows
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As the political season kicks into high gear, the timing couldn't have been better as we are all thinking about how to fill
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The ripple effect of a project like that is immeasurable. Not only does it help turn an inner-city food desert into a food
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At Points of Light, we engage four million volunteers every year. As one of the four winning ideas of the Living Progress
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Chances are that when you receive a package from UPS you don't give a second thought to the complex logistics underway to
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As toxic rhetoric polarizes us, and economic and social disparities divide us, it is more critical than ever before that
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Last week, we all lost a champion humanitarian, a changemaker and a bright point of light in our world with the passing of
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Norman Hurns mentors elementary school boys on "life skills and character education" through Brothers Making a Difference, a program he created after he saw a need to inspire and motivate kids growing up in a city hit hard by changing economics and the shrinking auto industry -- Detroit.
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Thank you for the unique ways you are making a difference in lives and in communities - for being a point of light.  Last
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I’m so proud that Points of Light has partnered with L’Oreal on this incredible program for more than ten years, and I hope
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As word spread about the terrorist attacks on Tuesday, “not again” echoed across social media, giving voice to the all-too
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Let’s start with looking at the difference between two words that are often used interchangeably: empathy and compassion
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As I've thought about our changemaking - and how we go about this work of helping each other and building a better world - I'm again reminded that our best work, our highest purpose and our most lasting change don't come from ferreting out and fixing what is wrong with each other.
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Like many Americans, today I'm celebrating Thanksgiving. And, even though I don't really care for turkey or pumpkin anything, this is one of my favorite holidays. It's the acts and ideals of Thanksgiving - shared harvest, community, homecoming and out-loud thankfulness - that speak to this idealist's heart.
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Twenty-five years ago President George H. W. Bush, Points of Light's founder, created the Daily Point of Light Award to celebrate individuals who were making a difference in their communities - and their world - through volunteer service.
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush "vowed to make a difference every single day," as granddaughter and TODAY show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager told viewers this morning.
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Just imagine the possibilities of deploying the same American business ingenuity that fuels the world's leading economy to tackling the most critical issues of our time - such as eradicating extreme poverty, ensuring strong community health and education systems, protecting our natural resources.
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In honor of the 41st National Volunteer Week, we highlight inspirational stories of young individuals giving back to their communities and making a difference.