Oak Park’s Beer Shop collecting baby supplies to help moms in need

From now until June 22, the Beer Shop, 1026 North Blvd., is accepting new and gently used baby supplies to dispense to families in need. The Beer Shop is serving as both a depository and distribution site for donations.

The month-long initiative, launched May 22, is the brainchild of Beer Shop co-owner Danielle Kovack, who just became a mom five months ago. Having her son really drove home how fraught it is for mothers at this moment in time. The painful realization prompted Kovack to organize the supply drive to support those who do not have the same access to resources that she does.

“There’s a lot of things you just don’t realize are so dire until you actually have the child,” she said.