***We cannot accept donations on days we have a sale.**
Please check our sale dates page for specifics.
Donations, Donations, Donations
The Economy Shop requests gently used and new items which we can sell to raise $$ for local charities.
Donations should be brought to: 103 S. Grove Avenue, Oak Park, IL, we will greet you inside the open donation door located on the South Boulevard side of our building.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE! This is considered illegal dumping punishable by a fine and often costs our charities rather than helping them. Because items get damaged by weather or ransacked by passersby, by the time we get to them they are usually only fit for the garbage.
WE ACCEPT: Just about anything in almost perfect or near mint condition that is clean and needs no repair.
Men, Women's and Childrens clothing, shoes, accessories, clean household items, linens, decorative items, antiques, sewing and craft supplies, toys, luggage, lamps, small pieces of furniture (such as bookcases, chairs, small tables, small desks, chest of drawers, magazine racks, children's chairs and tables), lawn furniture and lawn equipment (in good working order), books, records, tapes, and CDs.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
Used bed pillows, electric blankets
food, alcohol, cosmetics, used hair brushes, used casts
large home appliances, sinks, used humidifiers, dehumidifiesrs, and air purifiers.
exercise equipment over 10 pounds
baby equipment (car seats, strollers, high chairs, walkers, bouncers, cribs)
automotive equipment, car parts or tires
Any liquid donations of any kind -- paint, aerosol cans, lamp oil
Encyclopedias, textbooks, legal or medical reference books, and magazines over a year old.
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.
REFUSAL OF ITEMS: We reserve the right to refuse any item which we deem unsuitable for sale in our shop.
We also accept electronics to be recycled during our regular donation hours. Please let us know that items are for recycling and not donating.
See our ELECTRONICS RECYCLING page for more details.
All furniture requires our inspection before we accept them.
For possible donation of larger items needing hauling, please call 708.383.0479 or send photos to manager(at)economyshop.org.
Our hauling service is for furniture donations only.
We do not accept sleeper sofas, tv cabinets, pianos, mattresses and box springs.
Furniture must not have rips, tears, stains, water damage, or excessive pet hair and be in resellable condtion.
Please contact us if you would like to add on any additional items.
the economy shop
103 S. Grove, Oak Park IL