As part of our mission to be a welcoming community center for charitable activities, we are open to sharing our meeting space at 178 Forest Avenue with other local not-for-profits on a regular or occasional basis.
Over the past several years, we have welcomed to our shared meeting space, on a regular basis, the League of Women Voters of Oak Park-River Forest and the Women's Guild of Oak Park. Other not-for-profits have used our space for performances, benefits, recognition events and/or meetings, including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services; Oak Park-River Forest Fire Fighters annual charity benefit; the Oak Park Area Arts Council's Little Folks Opera; OPALGA (Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association); English Country Dancing for Scholarships; PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter); the Village of Oak Park and many others.
Benevolence Grants 2013-14
Ready Readers Curriculum for at-risk 3rd grade students.
Forest Park Food Pantry
Provide holiday dinners and gifts for children.
Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest
Place at least 10 high-tech electronic plaques at historical buildings in Oak Park and River forest to attract tourists, school children, and area residents.
Holiday Food and Gift Basket
Provide food and gift cards for low-income households for Holiday season distribution.
Oak Leyden Development Services
Fund new play equipment for enclosed outdood playground.
Oak Park & River Forest Day Nursery
Support Parent Program, which will host 10 Parent Meetings. The funds will be used for meeting materials, food and child care.
Oak Park Educational Foundation
VEX Robotics Club support to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math targeted for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry
Food Rescue Program Support.
Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Society
Nutrition Program participants are Children's Clinic medical patients from families that meet the federal poverty income guidelines.
Parenthesis Family Center
Purchase early learning materials and equipment for use in developmentally appropriate infant, toddler and preschool classrooms.
PING! Providing Instruments for the Next generation
Fund Summer 2014 music camp scholarships.
Rising Readers Club
Five-week summer reading program specifically designed to help 3rd through 5th graders who struggle with reading.
Children and teens Program, providing support services for domestic violence prevention.
THRIVE Counseling Center
Enhancements to optimize the therapeutic enviroment for a younger population: therapeutic games and toys, age appropriate books and magazines, kid friendly artwork, furniture, and art supplies.
West Suburban PADS
Rapid Re-Housing Program.