One Event To Benefit Many Agencies

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.


Clare Woods Academy Celebrates 50 Years of Service

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


Local Group Works To Meet The Needs of Children With Hearing Loss

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


Looking Back On A Year of Doing Good

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


Doing Good: Helping Domestic Violence Victims Recover

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

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Local Group Makes Scuba Possible For People With Disabilities

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

 Diveheart Founder Jim Elliot                    Image courtesy                                                                        of Diveheart

Diveheart Founder Jim Elliot                    Image courtesy                                                                        of Diveheart

Local Effort Combines Fitness With Memorial

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


Local Salvation Army Offers Service To All

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

 Photo courtesy of The Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of The Salvation Army