Giving DuPage

One Event To Benefit 50+ Non-Profits

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Each month…in an ongoing partnership with Giving DuPage I take some time on First Light to turn a spotlight on the various non-profits in the county…the services they provide and the opportunities for volunteerism they make possible. This month in the ‘Doing Good’ segment…Giving DuPage Executive Director Shefali Trevedi and I discuss the organization’s annual ‘Human Race.’ The event gives local runners a chance to support more than 50 local non-profits with a single event

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Riverwalk Adult Day Services Offers An Option For Caregivers

Clients at Riverwalk Adult Day Services enjoy a visit from dogs from an area animal shelter

Clients at Riverwalk Adult Day Services enjoy a visit from dogs from an area animal shelter

Each month through a partnership with ‘Giving DuPage’, First Light takes time to highlight one of the county’s many non-profit agencies. The ‘Doing Good’ segment also points out the multitude of volunteer opportunities available for people that want to give back to their community. This month, First Light host Brian O’Keefe visited Riverwalk Adult Day Services in downtown Naperville. Board President Marian Stricker and Executive Director Jennifer Brasfield and Brian sat down to talk about the service. Marian explained the service was previously known as the Ecumenical Adult Care of Naperville .

First Light host Brian O’Keefe (left) speaks with Riverwalk Adult Day Services Executive Director Jennifer Brasfield (right) and RADS Board President Marian Stricker (center)

First Light host Brian O’Keefe (left) speaks with Riverwalk Adult Day Services Executive Director Jennifer Brasfield (right) and RADS Board President Marian Stricker (center)

Opportunities For Service To Honor MLK

Giving DuPage Executive Director Shefali Trevedi

Giving DuPage Executive Director Shefali Trevedi

This week, First Light host Brian O’Keefe kicks off the third year of “Doing Good.” The monthly segment is a partnership with Giving DuPage. One the second Sunday of the month, Brian spotlights non-profit agencies in the area and the volunteer opportunities they provide for people that want to give back to their community. This month, Giving DuPage Executive Director Shefali Trevedi joined Brian in the studio to discuss the wide variety of options for people and groups

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Retired Executives Help Entrepreneurs & Non-Profits Succeed

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

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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.

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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

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