Monday
8am to Noon
Tuesday
8am to Noon
Wednesday
8am to Noon
Thursday
8am to Noon
***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept donations on days we have a sale.*** 
Check our sale dates page for specifics.

Friday
8am to Noon
Saturday
8am to Noon
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Donations, Donations, Donations

Our donation door is located​ on the South Blvd. side of our building at 103 S. Grove in Oak Park.

We do ask that you donate thoughtfully. 'Reusable' does not necessarily mean 'resellable.' Help us by asking yourself, "Would I buy this in this condition?" before donating an item. 

Unfortunately, we do not have outlets to recycle fabric, electronics, household liquids, etc. Currently, our refuse hauling bill exceeds $600/month, which affects our ability to support our partner charities. Therefore, please do your best to follow the donation guidelines listed below.

Many thanks!



PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE! This is considered illegal dumping punishable by a fine and often costs our charities rather than helping them. Items damaged by weather or ransacked by passersby usually end up in the garbage.
WE ACCEPT: Just about anything in almost perfect or near mint condition that is clean and needs no repair. 

Men's, women's and childrens clothing, shoes, accessories, clean household items, linens, decorative items, antiques, sewing and craft supplies, toys, luggage, lamps, furniture (such as bookcases, sofas, chairs, tables, desks, chests of drawers, magazine racks, children's chairs and tables), lawn furniture and lawn equipment (in good working order), books, records, DVDs, and CDs.
TAX RECEIPT: We provide a tax receipt for your records. There is a place on the receipt for you to record the fair market value of your donation. We do not provide valuation of items. If you donate an exceptionally valuable item, we will, upon your request, write a letter for you to keep with your tax records. 
WE DO NOT ACCEPT: 
-television sets or stereos & speakers
-VHS tapes
-vacuum cleaners & hand vacs
-used bed pillows, electric blankets
-food, alcohol, cosmetics
-used hair brushes & combs, toothbrushes, etc.
-large home appliances, sinks, used humidifiers, dehumidifiers & air purifiers.
-electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, DVD or VHS players
-exercise equipment over 10 pounds
-baby equipment (car seats, strollers, high chairs, walkers, bouncers, cribs)
-automotive equipment, car parts or tires
-liquid donations of any kind -- paint, aerosol cans, lamp oil
-encyclopedias, textbooks, legal or medical reference books, and magazines over a year old
​-cell phones, iPods
-skis, poles, boots, etc.
REFUSAL OF ITEMS: We reserve the right to refuse any item which we deem unsuitable for sale in our shop. 
Any questions can be directed to manager@economyshop.org

FURNITURE DONATIONS:

All furniture requires our inspection before we accept it. 

For possible donation of larger items, please call 708.383.0479 or send photos to manager@economyshop.org.

Our available space is very limited.
We are not able to make pick-ups at this time.

We do not accept sleeper sofas, television cabinets, pianos, mattresses and box springs, or children's cribs & high chairs.

Furniture must not have rips, tears, stains, water damage, or excessive pet hair and be in sellable condition.
economy shop    
103 S. Grove, Oak Park IL 
telephone -708.383.2449
info@economyshop.org
DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
8 am-12 noon
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS ON THE DAY BEFORE A SHOPPING DAY AND ON SHOPPING DAYS.