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Nominate Women of Worth

Nominate Women of Worth Nominate Women of Worth from your volunteer pool, a partnership between Points of Light and L'Oreal Paris recognizing women in volunteerism and civic impact.  Nonprofit leader nominations for the Women of Worth awards occur annually in mid February. Ten extraordinary honorees receives $25,000 to support their charitable cause, mentorship from the L'Oréal Paris network and a national platform to tell their stories. Learn more about recent Women of Worth and their stories of resilience, inspiration and hope. Please take a moment to learn about the 2015 honoree, as she is an inspiration for future nominations. Women of Worth Honoree for 2015, Teri Kelsall Teri Kelsall, founded The Jonas Project to support Veteran entrepreneurs. Teri Kelsall was recognized by L'Oréal Paris and Points of Light as a 2015 Women of Worth  honoree for her extraordinary efforts helping veteran entrepreneurs on their quest to become tomorrow’s high-impact business [...]

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  • Forget Veggies! Science Says Volunteering is Healthier

Forget Veggies-Science Shows Volunteering Is Healthier

Forget Veggies-Science Shows Volunteering Is Healthier Volunteers nationwide tell Points of Light that they are happier, and healthier people as a result of their volunteer roles, so we say, "forget veggies-science shows volunteering is healthier." Now, scientists are catching up with what these points of light are telling us, demonstrating that the benefits are tangible — mentally and physically — and a reason why so many keep coming back to help. They just feel better when they put others first. And this is despite the fact that the nature of their work often puts them in close contact with people who are suffering from illness, victims of crime or natural disasters, homeless, lonely, despairing or even dying. How can that be? Let’s start with looking at the difference between two words that are often used interchangeably: empathy and compassion. Empathy is defined as “the visceral or emotional experience of another [...]

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