In this ‘Doing Good’ segment, the coming holiday season will bring a surge of attention for food pantries across the region. Many people and organizations make donations of food, money, and their time to help address the problem of food insecurity. While there are a number of large pantries in the area, First Light host Brian O’Keefe traveled to a smaller operation in southern Lisle. Deborah Hammond-Watts is the Chairman of the REACH food pantry. The group…located in a former single family home serves more than 200 families every month
Once a month at First Light, with the help of Giving DuPage, host Brian O’Keefe spotlights one of the many non-profit groups in the region with the ‘Doing Good’ segment. The various agencies not only deliver a wide variety of services, they also provide volunteer opportunities. For this month’s segment, Brian sat down with Ed Peterlinz and George Safford; they work with the Fox Valley chapter of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. Ed is a certified business mentor and he explained how SCORE helps to create and maintain jobs in the area
Over the past year First Light has continued WDCB’s commitment to highlight the work of the region’s non-profit human services agencies and the volunteer opportunities they provide with the ‘Doing Good’ segment. First Light host Brian O'Keefe continues that effort, this month he visited the Marian Park Apartment complex in Wheaton and Resident Services Coordinator Donna Iwicki. She’s working to create an after school program for the community. Their conversation started with some basics about Marian Park
Once a month here at First Light, WDCB’s Gary Zidek continues a series of conversations with non-profits in the region. This ‘Doing Good’ segment not only highlights the service those organizations provide; but also celebrates the volunteers that make what they do possible. Becky Pundy is Executive Director of the Naperville based Respite Endowment Organization. She joined Gary recently to talk about REOrg.
Just about once a month here on First Light, WDCB’s Gary Zidek brings us a discussion with leaders from the region’s non-profit community for our ‘Doing Good’ segment. The goal is to both spotlight the work the agencies provide and the many volunteer opportunities that exist across the metro area. This week Gary sat down with Peggy McGuire, she’s Director of Child and Family Development at Project Help
This week in the latest installment of our on-going ‘Doing Good’ segment, WDCB’s Gary Zidek continues his look at the non-profit agencies in the region and the volunteers that help them achieve their goals. For over 30 years, Loaves and Fishes Community Services has helped feed DuPage County residents; but the Naperville-based group has now expanded its mission.
Periodically on First Light…WDCB’s Gary Zidek visits with representatives from the region’s non-profits for our ‘Doing Good’ segment. The conversations not only highlight the work the agencies do, but also the volunteer opportunities for people that want to give back to their community. This week, the focus is on a single event that benefits many, the Human Race has raised close to $500,000 since it was started in 2011. Gary talked with ‘Giving DuPage’ director Shefali Trivedi about the unusual fundraiser.
Periodically on First Light, WDCB’s Gary Zidek shines a spotlight on the work non-profit agencies are doing across the region. This week Gary visited with Clare Woods Academy Development Director Michael Gresk. The agency provides educational resources to developmentally disabled young people and this year…it celebrates 50 years of service to the region
Nearly two thirds of every 1000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss. This week in the ‘Doing Good’ segment, WDCB’s Gary Zidek has more on a local non-profit that works to help families affected by childhood hearing loss
For the past year, WDCB’s Gary Zidek has worked with Giving DuPage to shine a spotlight on the various non-profits in the area and the opportunities they offer to people that want to give back to the community. Many of the organizations wouldn’t be able to accomplish their mission without volunteers. This week Gary looked back at the yearlong series of discussions…and looks forward to 2018
The National Institute of Justice says one quarter of women will experience at least one physical assault by a partner. Wheaton based Family Shelter Service provides resources to the victims of domestic violence every year. WDCB's Gary Zidek has more in this week's Doing Good segment
Throughout the year…WDCB’s been working to shine a spotlight on area non-profits and the work they do. This week, WDCB’s Gary Zidek talked with an unique organization, Diveheart takes people with disabilities scuba diving…and it isn’t JUST about recreation
Throughout the year, WDCB’s been working to shine a spotlight on area non-profits and the volunteers that make their work possible. This week, in our 'Doing Good' segment WDCB’s Gary Zidek talked with Greg Kantz, he’s the founder and executive director of the Naperville based ‘Pull-Up Bars for Patriots.’ Kantz’ group combines physical fitness and honor of local soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who died while service the country
Each week at First Light, WDCB is shining a spotlight on volunteerism and non-profit agencies in DuPage County. This week, WDCB's Gary Zidek visited with a local group involved in the annual recognition of Red Ribbon Week.
In this week's 'Doing Good' segment WDCB's Gary Zidek sat down with Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace Corp Commander Major John Pook and Social Services Director Jacqueline Mead to discuss the services the Salvation Army offers in DuPage County and the importance of volunteers to the agency
This week, in the 'Doing Good' segment, WDCB's Gary Zidek talks with Giving DuPage Executive Director Shefali Trivedi about a special event that celebrates volunteers and the service they provide for non-profits, service groups, and religious organizations in the county.
This week's 'Doing Good' segment looks at how School and Tutors On Wheels meets the needs of English language learners in communities across the Chicago area.
This week in our 'Doing Good' segment, WDCB's Gary Zidek sits down with Literacy DuPage Executive Director Therese McMahon and literacy volunteer tutor Lynn Cornwell to discuss the agency's mission, its future goals, and how important volunteers are to achieving both
WDCB began a partnership with Giving DuPage this year to highlight the various non-profit agencies and the volunteers they rely on to accomplish great things. This week, Gary Zidek visited with the founder of Sustain DuPage