Points of Light Institute mobilizes individuals to enact change in their communities by sponsoring engaging volunteer opportunities across the country. Points of Light’s volunteer action division, HandsOn Network, is partnering with 9/11 Day to organize a nationwide day of charitable service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the national spirit of unity that followed the attacks. The initiative includes scheduled community projects in a variety of cities, with the goal of completing a total of one million acts of service.
In the Columbus area, Points of Light Institute will equip and mobilize volunteers with the tools and funding necessary to complete local service projects organized by HandsOn Central Ohio. Volunteers will work indoors and out, on projects such as the Cops & Kids Day, where local children and their families will interact with law-enforcement officers and learn about safety and disaster preparedness. Activities that will require volunteer assistance and supplies include a dunk-a-cop tank, complimentary refreshments, and prizes. Meanwhile, caring cadets in other parts of the city will help clean up the Green Lawn Cemetery and conduct a Legion poker run with the Hilliard American Legion Post 614. While HandsOn Central Ohio has a schedule full of events planned, the organization is still in need of the materials necessary to complete many of the projects, including refreshments, prizes for guests, music, souvenirs, and trash bags.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help sponsor a day of service that will honor the anniversary of 9/11. If G-Team members raise $500, then Points of Light can purchase tools and supplies for charitable service projects across Columbus. Each additional $10 raised will go toward funding more service projects during that weekend. G-Team members who want to volunteer can also sign up for an opportunity in their communities.
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