Category: Volunteerism

WINTER COATS, HATS & GLOVES FOR KIDS!

OAK PARK APARTMENTS IS COLLECTING NEW & GENTLY USED WINTER COATS, HATS & GLOVES FOR KIDS  2nd ANNUAL COAT DRIVE Donate Coats NOW through DECEMBER 7TH Oak Park Apartments’s 2nd annual coat drive will once again benefit the children of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. We are accepting new and/or gently used children’s… Read more »

Oak Park’s Farmers Market 2016

Bright and early every Saturday morning from mid-May to the end of October local farmers begin setting up their wares at the Pilgrim Church parking lot on Lake Street and Elmwood Avenue before 7am to meet the produce demands of those who flock to Oak Park’s 41 year old farmers… Read more »

Nothing But Love For The Oak Park Conservatory

Last weekends warm 60 degree weather brought spring within our grasp here in Oak Park.  Realizing how fickle winter weather can be in the mid-west we understand what a gift last weekend was. As we look at the upcoming forecast and see the return of what is average (no complaining… Read more »

Oak Park Is A Location To Love

When deciding on where to live we have all heard the mantra: location, location, location.   Choosing a good location to call home, whether you rent or own makes sense. What factors make a “good” location? Excellent school systems, an economically stable community, being near public transportation, jobs, entertainment and… Read more »

Join The Contest: Photos For Oak Park Non-Profits

Oak Park charities are always looking for good pictures of all things Oak Park.  Part of the problem they have faced is a lack of material that is usable for there marketing and promotional materials.  So what better way to beef up their photo library then to get local shutter… Read more »

Oak Park Tops Charts, Once Again!

The Village of Oak Park has just been ranked in the top 10 as a community that has one of the “highest concentrations of people working in fields classified as “creative class,” according to census data. “Creative class” is defined as people who work in science and technology, business and… Read more »

Oak Park Thinks Of Others During The Holidays

With Thanksgiving only 1 week away OakParkApartments.com knows the giving nature of our Oak Park community so we decided to blog about two of the local charities that would benefit from some pre-turkey charitable giving. The Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry is an excellent Oak Park based charity that serves… Read more »

The Rotary Rascals Take On The Harlem Ambassadors For Charity

OakParkApartments.com owner, Bill Planek, is an active member in the Rotary Club of Oak Park-River Forest and he would like to personally invite tenants to come out and cheer him and his fellow Rotarians on as the Rotary Rascals take on the internationally acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors in a charity basketball… Read more »