HIGHLAND PARK, IL (AUGUST 2017) – ORT America Metropolitan Chicago Region is delighted to announce they will be moving their Downtown Highland Park Resale Shop to a new larger, more convenient location at 1710 First Street. In preparation for the move, they are inviting the public to shop their $1 sale on Saturday August 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the shop’s current location, 800 Central Street. “The more stock that is sold, the less that has to be moved,” says Roberto Martinez one of the store’s managers.
“We are thrilled about this move, as we embark upon the next stage of our resale store and want to thank the public for supporting us,” says Barbara Statland, Director Metropolitan Chicago Region of ORT America. “Downtown Highland Park has been our home for two decades, and now being located across from the Metra train station will allow for accessibility to more people from the city and suburbs who do not have access to cars.”
The Highland Park ORT Resale Shop has been an active business in Highland Park for over 20 years, and is the only ORT resale shop, along with another location in Evanston, and accounts for more than $100,000 raised annually. “You are not just supporting a store, but a mission driven organization who gives back education to thousands of students throughout the world. Students who may be disadvantaged receive critical skills, including STEM education, knowledge and opportunities to be successful in the future,” says Statland. “We are proud of our reputation and grateful for the many donations and customers who help us support ORT’s mission and fundraising goals.”
The current location will close on August 20th. The public is asked to save the date for the Grand Opening of the new facility on Monday, October 2nd from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Donations will then be accepted beginning Tuesday, October 3rd at the new store. For more information on the Grand Opening of the new shop, please call the ORT office at 847.291.0475.
ABOUT ORT AMERICA AND WORLD ORT
ORT was established in Russia in 1880 to help the Jewish population of 5 million in the Pale of Settlement by providing educational opportunities to lift people out of poverty, transforming their lives with dignity and purpose.
Wherever ORT has set down roots in its 137-year history, people and communities have flourished.
ORT America supports World ORT, whose innovative educational framework enables thousands of youth and young adults to develop skills for optimum professional opportunities. ORT goes into communities all over the world, assesses their needs and provides programs with optimal teaching environment and quality instruction.
ORT spans the socio-economic divide and graduates of its programs embark on paths to success. The ORT focus on STEM instruction (science, technology, engineering and math) prepares students for the demands of a high-tech society. Thanks to the generosity of donors, ORT shapes the world for a better future for thousands of students throughout the world.