This Teen Captures the Imagination of Homeless Kids With His Favorite Childhood Toy


Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Grant Mercer. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization as a Point of Light.

Every week for months now, 17-year-old Grant Mercer has visited a Marietta, Georgia, homeless shelter – not with food or clothing, but with Legos for the kids.

His Scoutmaster Lost His Home, Inspiring This Aspiring Eagle Scout to Bring Light to a Tent City for the Homeless


Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Joseph Strawn. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization as a Point of Light.

Ever since he was a 5-year-old Cub Scout, Joseph Strawn has enjoyed serving others. As Joseph worked to become a Boy Scout, his scoutmaster was there right beside him, cheering him on, motivating him to always do better.

Wells Fargo Awards Grants in Salt Lake City to Help Homeless

Two local non-profit organizations to share $500,000 in funding through Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® program to help revitalize neighborhoods, prevent veteran and family homelessness
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SALT LAKE CITY, May 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), today announced grants totaling $500,000 for two nonprofits committed to assisting veterans and families in Salt Lake City overcome homelessness through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program.

KeyBank Works to End Chronic Homelessness

Invests Nearly $100 Million to House the Homeless, from Alaska to Maine
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CLEVELAND, Ohio, November 12, 2014 /3BL Media -- According to a recent HUD report to Congress, more than half a million individuals had nowhere to go on any given night in 2014. The good news  is that homelessness has declined by 11 percent since 2007, and in Cleveland, Ohio, where chronic homeless has been a protracted issue, community partners, including KeyBank, have taken a strong stance to remedy it.

Homeless But Not Helpless

By Jenny Roberston, Communications Director FedEx Services

Four hours was all it took. In that time, my client Robert* obtained a vision screening, filed a social security form, applied for food stamps, picked up some new clothes, sat down for a photo shoot and had a good meal.

And in that same amount of time, I gained a new perspective on some of the most forgotten members of our community: the homeless.

As a member of communications management at FedEx, Robert is not my typical ‘client.’ But on Thursday, Sept. 18, he became my top priority as I helped him navigate Project Homeless Connect at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

Enactus Students Turn Bottles Into Blankets for the Homeless

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Waste or warmth, what do you see?

Enactus students in Poland saw a way to make 200 quilts out of 25,000 plastic bottles. The quilts provided warmth for the homeless while helping eliminate waste. The quilts totaled $1,875 in net worth. Find out where they got all the plastic bottles for material at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/waste-warmth-see/. #seeopportunity

Major League Baseball Players Award $165,250 in Grants to Volunteers of America Programs Nationwide Serving Those in Need

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Denver, CO, June 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Major League baseball player LaTroy Hawkins of the Colorado Rockies presented $150,000 in grants from the Major League Baseball Players Trust to seven Volunteers of America programs that further the organization’s mission to strengthen communities and build better lives for those in need. More than $2.3 million has been provided by the Players Trust to 75 Volunteers of America programs since the first grants were presented by Major Leaguers in 2003.

Guest Post: filmanthropos Announces Beneficiary for First-Ever #AllViner

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Los Angeles based production company filmanthropos announces Swipes for the Homeless as the chosen beneficiary for their Pro Bono Week 2013 #allviner event.

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - For selected #allviner contestant Swipes for the Homeless, combating hunger is like is like a Vine: It only takes 6 seconds or less - Quick, fun, impactful. 


LIFT and Capital One Join Forces in Million Dollar Commitment to Fight Poverty in the United States

Multi-year Partnership Announced at LIFT's Annual Spring Benefit
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NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - LIFT, a national organization working to help families facing tough times achieve economic stability and well-being in the United States, has announced Capital One’s commitment to a multi-year investment totaling $1 million toward LIFT’s work to expand economic opportunities for people striving for a better future for themselves and their families. In addition, the investment includes in-kind services for on-the-ground community support from Capital One’s regional associates.

Rynae Benson honored with Spirit of Volunteerism Award in Orange County, California

Verizon Foundation Volunteer Featured for Tireless Service of Homeless Women and Children

When Rynae Benson started volunteering with Colette’s Children’s Home (CCH), a home for homeless women with children, in 2010, she wasted no time jumping in and becoming involved in any way possible. In her first year volunteering, she worked with CCH staff and Board of Directors to begin organizing weekly activities for a weekly children’s group program and helped implement a birthday club for the homeless children. For Valentine’s Day she prepared personalized gifts from the children to their mothers.


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