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Kailey Ray is Steve Cochran’s Kid of the Week. This  10-year-old from Ohio knits hats and sells them through her charity project, Kai’s Love Hats. With the profits, she buys American Girl Dolls for patients at the Cincinnati Children’s hospital. Listen and hear more about her project!

Visit Kailey’s website here to help.


Kids of the Week Mac Most and Mary Bridget Donahue are in the studio. They recently participated in St. Francis Xavier’s service day in La Grange, Ill. Each grade level had a different theme for their projects, including social justice and human rights. Mac talks about his experience working with residents at Misericordia.

Congratulations to Mac and Mary Bridget!


Beth Thake is on with Steve to nominate the Kid of the Week, Ryne Krueger. Ryne spent more than 100 hours working on a project to create “homework kits” for 350 elementary school children. He collected donations and put together all the kits with help from his Eagle Scout troop. Congratulations to Ryne, Steve Cochran’s Kid of the Week!


Three year old Mallory Coil is this week’s Kid of the Week! She helped her mother with a blanket drive for hospital patients over the holidays. Listen in to her her, her aunt, and her mother on the line.

Check out the Blanket Brigade blog here!


Hannah Bambic is Steve’s latest Kid of the Week. She has done several projects to raise money for pitbull rescue (specifically Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans.) She started with a lemonade stand where she raised over $200. Additionally, she and her family are going to New Orleans to volunteer at the shelter instead of giving Christmas gifts.

Finally, tonight (December 17) is a fundraiser at Gullivers Pizzeria in Chicago. Part of proceeds will go towards the Villalobos Rescue Center.


French Teacher Martha Behlow nominated her exemplary student, Megan Rush, for Kid of the Week. Megan is not only a good student, but also extremely positive and helpful. Hear this week’s Kid of the Week winner talk about her passion for French and what her plans are for the future.


Kyle Snow teaches Social Studies at Mundelein Middle School. He asked for everyone in his classes to bring in a dollar for tornado relief. The students ended up raising over $700.  Representing the students is Skylar Thomas, who suggested they give all of the money to a specific family of tornado survivors.



Autumn sent a very generous and heartfelt donation to a Savers store which got the attention of the employees and Cathy Porto, who nominated her for Kid of the Week.


Leighton Costello was named the “Kid of the Week” after raising money for the WERTHy Foundation, which raises awareness and provides resources for families that treat or have a child with seizures/epilepsy.

For more information on the WERTHy Foundation visit:


Last week’s Kid of the Week sent an adorable thank-you letter to Steve Cochran. Ace Henry and his Pop Warner football team are trying to raise enough money to compete in the Disney World Wide of Sports Superbowl on December 6-7 in Orlando, FL.

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Cochran’s Kid of the Week, Ace Henry, sent an adorable thank-you letter.