Points of Light - A Celebration of the American Spirit of Giving by Robert Goodwin & Thomas Kinkade Foreward by George Bush, 41st President of the United States You see them all around you. At the check-out line at the grocery store, behind the counter at the post office, in the next cubicle at work and in the adjacent pew at church or synagogue. They were proudly on display in response to the 2005 Gulf Coast disasters. More than 100 million Americans share the goal of working together to help others, solve social problems, and build strong communities. They are America's Points of Light. Volunteers who have helped shape our country's character, making America a beacon of hope for the world. To celebrate these individuals, Points of Light Foundation President & CEO Robert Goodwin and artist Thomas Kinkade tell the inspiring stories of ordinary volunteers who do extraordinary works in this powerful book. With a foreword by former President George H.W. Bush and illustrations by Thomas Kinkade, this book will inspire those who have experienced the abundant rewards of giving and motivate those who will want to after reading it.