economy shop
the economy shop    
103 S. Grove, Oak Park IL 
telephone -708.383.2449
Oak Park & River Forest Day Nursery
1139 Randolph St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Home Shopping DatesDonateDepartmentsMapContact UsPressSite Map

Since 1919, local volunteers have sorted, shelved and sold a variety of donated merchandise for the benefit of local charities. Each of these charities staff a department in the house. Although some of our volunteers have come and gone and charities have changed over the years, the mission of the Shop remains....

Let others give so that these local charities may live.
 Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society
320 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Thrive Counseling Center 
120 S. Marion St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Animal Care League
1011 Garfield St
Oak Park, IL 60304
Senior Citizens' Center of Oak Park & River Forest
414 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

As one of our original charities from the inception of the Economy Shop, the Oak Park & River Forest Day Nursery's core mission is to provide full-time quality nurturing childcare and preschool education by trained and caring staff in a safe environment for families in the community.

The Day Nursery program encourages the continued social, cognitive and emotional development of children and works to ensure that children become life-long learners and achieve success in future formal education. The Day Nursery also seeks to support and strengthen families by assuring parents that their children are cared for in a safe and nurturing environment.
As one of our original charities from the inception of the Economy Shop, the Infant Welfare Society is a community-supported health care organization that provides medical, dental and social services for children whose families are unable to afford   the cost of private health care.
As a not-for-profit social service and mental health agency, Thrive Counseling Center is dedicated to enriching family and individual life through counseling and education. The emotional well-being of every individual in our community is at the heart of their work. 
The Animal Care League is a limited admission shelter located in Oak Park.  They help homeless cats and dogs by providing them food, shelter, medical attention and love until they can find them a loving home. 
The Senior Citizen's Center's mission is to provide educational, social and cultural activities that will inspire adults age 50 and older to continue their quest for lifelong learning, support their independence, broaden their horizons and, at the same time, encourage their involvement in the community.
Beyond Hunger (Formerly Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry) 
848 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301 
Beyond Hunger's mission is harnessing the power of communities to end hunger. They provide hunger-relief programming and services to 13 zip codes across Cook County, helping people connect to benefits like SNAP (“food stamps”) and Medicare Savings, teaching nutrition education and cooking classes lead by registered dietitians, and providing summer meals for kids who lack them when school is out.
Housing Forward's mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.  They offer a full range of programs and services that are 1) participant-centered, 2) integrated, 3) modeled using best practices and 4) designed to reduce the length of time and impact of trauma associated with homelessness and housing instability.

Since 1992, Housing Forward has transformed the lives of over 17,000 people by helping them meet their immediate housing and crisis needs, addressing their health and income needs, and transitioning them back to housing stability. They are currently making significant long-term impact in 21 communities of west suburban Cook County.
Housing Forward 
1851 S. Ninth Ave 
Maywood, IL 60153