Economy Shop Claremont

Outstanding Community Service Awards

 presented to

The Economy Shop

by Claremont After-School Programs (CLASP)

November 2023

CLASP  honored the EconomyShop for its many years of support to CLASP and the Claremont Community. Since 1933, The Economy Shop has donated more than $1 million dollars to over 65 non-profit organizations in its 90 year history. CLASP itself has received $58,000 over the last 14 years! Awards were given by United States Representative, Judy Chu, who presented a Congressional Recognition Certificate to The Economy Shop. Other awards were presented by Claremont Mayor, Ed Reece from the Claremont City Council (see awards below).

Rich Laughton, President of The Economy Shop’s Board of Directors, accepted the shop’s honors and gave a brief history of how the shop came to be and how it has grown in its 90 years of existence. He  credited all the shop’s success to the hard work and hours of time the volunteers spend creating this successful non-profit organization. They are responsible for organizing the shop, directing sales during shopping hours, curating items donated, as well as maintaining the interior and exterior of the shop, just to name a few of their activities.

Below, award from Congress woman, Judy Chu


Below, award from Ed Reece, Claremont Mayor, with Jennifer Stark, Claremont Council Member.


Above photo: Rich Laughton, The Economy Shop Board President, Judy Chu & Frank D’Emilio, CLASP Board President.

Below: Award from Kathy Archer, Board of Education President


Above photo: Jennifer Stark, Claremont Council Member, Rich Laughton of the Economy Shop, and Ed Reece, Claremont Mayor

Below: Award from Frank D’Emilio, CLASP Board President