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03/05/13 Junior League tackles issues for youths in need
By Christie Willhite - The Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties has a habit of starting projects members don't intend to finish. More than a habit, really. A mission. But rather than setting the league up for failure, the approach is the Junior League's secret to... FULL STORY
03/01/13 West Suburban Humane Society plans 'Paint Your Pet' fundraiser
By Christie Willhite - The West Suburban Humane Society's mission was simpler when it began more than 40 years ago as a way to reconnect lost pets and their loving owners. But over the years, it became clear there was more work to do: Stray pets needed homes as well. FULL STORY
02/04/13 We Grow Dreams helps people with disabilities develop job skills
By Christie Willhite - Through its greenhouse, craft and market programs, We Grow Dreams in West Chicago offers opportunities for people with disabilities to develop social and vocational skills. Today, Joyce Browne of Naperville talks about what participating has meant... FULL STORY
11/15/12 DuPage Community Foundation matches donors with nonprofits
By Christie Willhite - Usually, "the gift that keeps on giving" is a tongue-in-cheek description of the jelly-of-the-month club membership Aunt Betty gives you for the holidays. But the phrase is a heartfelt way of life for donors and recipients brought together by the... FULL STORY
10/18/12 Naperville boy's battle with leukemia inspires family to walk
By Christie Willhite - Patti Wisniewski lived on a roller coaster for two years as her son, Joseph, battled leukemia. They were locked into the ride when ear infections, bruises and lethargy led to a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. They climbed hills of chemotherapy... FULL STORY
10/18/12 Youth Outlook supports LGBTQ teens
By Christie Willhite - "Youth Outlook, a Naperville-based nonprofit group serving four counties, aims to provide a safe environment for teens who are homosexual or bisexual, questioning or uncomfortable in their gender identity, or just generally uncertain. The... FULL STORY
10/11/12 Walk to Remember honors babies lost too soon
By Christie Willhite - Every expectant parent longs for The Moment -- the instant the nurse nestles your tiny newborn into your waiting arms. But that tender hello is also a devastating goodbye for parents who experience pregnancy loss or infant death. They pack a... FULL STORY
10/09/12 Survivors and supporters are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
By Christie Willhite - Last year, an estimated 288,130 American women began the battle of their lives when their doctors told them they had some form of breast cancer. And, just like you, not one of them believed it would happen to them. Over the next two weekends,... FULL STORY
10/04/12 5K helps Lisle school help students with autism
By Christie Willhite - In a typical school, most students would be thrilled to hear the daily routine is being broken up by an assembly and would clap along with a marching band they found playing in the gym. But for a student with autism, a change in the schedule can be... FULL STORY
09/26/12 Golf outing drives to help couples become families
By Christie Willhite - When you're expecting, it seems everywhere you look you see baby bumps and bulging bellies. From celebrities to women in the grocery store, you can't help but notice their joy. It's your joy. When you're hoping for a baby, you see those same joyful... FULL STORY
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