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 2012-13
Provide reading evaluations to students in program.
Hephzibah Children's Association
Support of Colorful Days Art Program.
PING (Providing Instruments for the Next Generation)
Music Camp Scholarships for low income children.
Holiday Food & Gift Basket
November/December holiday gift food support for low income adults, families and seniors in Oak Park & River Forest.
Oak Park-River Forest Day Nursery
Replace listening center equipment in classrooms.
Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry
Collateral costs of Food Rescue Program.
Oak-Leyden Developmental Services
Purchase XBOX for games to enhance physical activity.
Parenthesis Family Center
Parents as Teachers home visiting activity books and kits.
Children and Teen Supportive Services Program.
THRIVE Counseling Center
Permanent Supportive Housing Program for clients with mental illness who are transitioning out of homelessness.
West Suburban PADS
Support Interim Housing Program.