Points of Light & Hands On Network

Points of Light & Hands On Network

Points of Light is an international nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in the United States dedicated to engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through voluntary service. Each year, Points of Light mobilizes millions of people through affiliates in approximately 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and companies. Wikipedia

Points of Light & Hands On Network

Points of Light is an international nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in the United States dedicated to engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through voluntary service. Each year, Points of Light mobilizes millions of people through affiliates in approximately 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and companies. Wikipedia

Sep 28, 11:06 AM

In Opportunity Village, rebuilding lives starts with a safe and comfortable home. On Make A Difference Day 2016, 500 volunteers came together to begin construction of the tiny house community that would become home to some of the homeless residents of Pickens County, South Carolina constructing 13 houses in just 14 hours. Through the Dream Center, these residents would not only gain shelter, but also begin developing the assets and life skills needed to secure employment and ultimately transition back into their community. Everyone in town came, says Chris Wilson, executive director at @DreamCenterPickens. Black, white, rich, poor, Republican, Democrat it was a beautiful thing to see. We asked Chris to tell us more about the Opportunity Village project, what''s happened since last year''s event and what to expect this year. Read the Q&A at bit.ly/dpolawards. #DailyPointofLight #MDDay #volunteer #volunteerism #community #OpportunityVillage #homeless #homelessness #shelter #tinyhouse #tinyhousevillage #pickenscounty #changemaker #makeadifference #pointsoflight #bethechange

Sep 27, 10:23 AM

Simple actions can have a huge impact and inspire others to take action. Despite our differences, we are all the same,"" says Akash Patel. The #DailyPointofLight created World Experiences Foundation to connect students and communities across the globe. By bringing the world into the classroom, he is fostering cross-cultural dialogue, helping to dispel stereotypes and inspiring the next generation of global citizens. Read his story on the blog (link in bio). #volunteerism #volunteer #education #globaleducation #globalcitizens #nonprofit #techforgood #socialentrepreneur #socialentrepreneurship #changemaker #globalcitizen #pointsoflight #bethechange

Sep 26, 5:09 PM

We are an extremely caring and close-knit city. The senior center has become a rallying place for the community. We all care about it. Its everybodys home, says Valerie Wilson, executive director of the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce. In Petal, Mississippi, volunteers from all walks of life came together on Make A Difference Day 2016 to create a welcoming gathering place for local seniors and veterans. With a gently used building donated by Merit Health Wesley, and $2,500 in supplies donated by the nearby @loweshomeimprovement store, volunteers washed windows, cleaned cabinets, prepped walls for painting, landscaped the property, and more. Corner Market, a locally owned grocer, made sure all the volunteers were fed. We asked Valerie to tell us more about last years senior center project, and whats in the works for this years event. Read the Q&A at bit.ly/dpolawards. #DailyPointofLight #MDDay #volunteer #volunteerism #makeadifference #changemaker #community #service #seniors #veterans #seniorcenter #csr #pointsoflight #bethechange

Sep 26, 11:43 AM

If I had to pick my one word for the response, it would be community, how we came together to help those in distress by pooling our strength and sharing the work and the responsibility, says Diana O''Neill, executive director of @longislandvolunteercenter. As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes #Harvey, #Irma and #Maria, Diana shares her reflections on recovery from Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and how volunteers can help in disaster-affected areas today. Read her story on the blog (link in bio). #volunteerism #volunteer #disasterrelief #voad #hurricaneharvey #hurricaneirma #hurricanemaria #longisland #disaster #hurricaneheroes #pointsoflight #bethechange