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
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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 our work. 
The Animal Care League is a limited admission shelter located in Oak Park.  We help homeless cats and dogs by providing them food, shelter, medical attention and love until we can find them a loving home. 
To provide the 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 serves 12 Cook County zip codes; working together as a community to reduce hunger locally through:
--direct hunger relief services,
--hunger awareness education, and
--advocacy to influence anti-hunger policy