kitchen stuffDoing a little spring and summer cleaning? We’ve got a lot of creative projects this summer that incorporate a bunch of cool and unique stuff. Help us round it up! Please donate if you can provide any of these items listed (clean and good shape) by June 13. Porch pickups available if you live in the Oak Park – River Forest area.

  • Metal teapots
  • Maps
  • Vintage kitchen tools
  • Small musical instruments, all variety
  • Screwdrivers and hammers
  • Small wood blocks (children’s toy block size)
  • Metal coffee cans
  • Altoid tins
  • Jewels and crystals, costume
  • Small rubber balls (2″ size, solid)
  • Copper tubing (3/4 inch diameter)
  • Money ledger notebooks, not used

Email Lindsay Bruce at to arrange porch pick up. Or you may drop off donations during business hours at the OPEF office at 970 Madison, Oak Park. BASE Camp is sponsored by the Oak Park Education Foundation. There are still plenty of spaces available in camps that begin in early July. Visit for more information.