Points of Light Institute was created by the merger of the Points of Light Foundation and Hands On Network in August 2007. The result is a powerful, integrated national organization with a global focus to redefine volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century, putting people at the center of community problem solving. Points of Light Institute is now the largest volunteer management and civic engagement organization in the nation. Its mission is to equip, mobilize and inspire people to take action that changes the world.
HandsOn Network, a business operation of Points of Light Institute, creates opportunities for people to apply their interests and passions to make a difference in communities. The Network is leading people from impulse to action, turning their ideas for change into real projects like building wheel chair ramps, watershed protection projects and tutoring programs. 250 plus affiliates help nonprofits, community and government organizations manage and develop the leadership capacity of volunteers. In 2007 alone, these HandsOn Action Centers helped to deliver more than 33 million hours of volunteer service valued at $1.2 billion dollars.
Clifford the Big Red DogŪ airs daily on PBS KIDS check local listings.
Scholastic Publishing is an award-winning publisher of original children's books. Scholastic publishes more than 600 new hardcover, paperback, and novelty books each year, including Clifford the Big Red Dog. With more than 126 million books in print, Clifford is a literary classic that is embraced by parents, teachers and kids. In conjunction with the BE BIG Campaign, Scholastic rereleased ten best-selling titles by beloved author Norman Bridwell, each featuring one of Clifford's BIG ideas.