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Adopt a Child for Christmas!

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Adopting a Child for Christmas ensures that kids in East St. Louis wake up full of joy on Christmas morning! You get to play "Santa" by either shopping and providing wrapped gifts, or by donating $150 to have a CAC representative shop for a child on your behalf. 

Contact Lisa Floore at

to get paired with a child's wish list!

Contribute to Christmas!

Summer Programming

Each summer we create intentional programming opportunities that inspire learning and fun! CAC hosts Field Trips to fun places around the Metro East, provide STEAM programming, hands-on learning experiences, and send kids to several week-long camps!


Summer is also a time where our kids travel on mission trips across the country! Help support these transformative experiences through financial gifts of $300 per child or supplies necessary for a great experience. 

Contribute to summer programming!
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CAC thrives on its robust volunteer program. We welcome individuals and groups for short and long-term service. Whether tutoring kids or organizing a weekly program, volunteers’ interaction with children is crucial to CAC’s providing holistic growth and nurturing opportunities to families in East St. Louis, Illinois.


Please email if you are interested in volunteer opportunitites.


Committed Giving

By making the commitment to give $100 or more per month, you ensure that a child receives CAC’s full scope of services, including: hot meals, homework help, counseling, spiritual development, art & recreation, college access, and character building. While we no longer pair donors directly with a child, we will continue to keep you informed of all that is happening with our students at CAC! Interested in committed giving?


Back to School

Success at school starts with having the right tools! Help us to send our children back to the classroom fully prepared to learn!

We have taken wish lists from schools in our district and prepared a comprehensive shopping list. You can help us by shopping for a child based on the list below. Or, if you would rather us do the shopping, you can contribute towards our school supply distribution!

All supplies must be dropped off at CAC by the last Friday in July. To coordinate drop off, please contact Lisa Floore at

Let us do the shopping!
Committed Giving
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