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.
To schedule a time to visit or volunteer, please contact Matt Cowman via the form below, or by phone at (618) 874-5615.
Interested in serving as a Missionary Intern at CAC?
Click here for more program details!
In addition to volunteers who work with our kids, we are in need of volunteers with specific construction skills. Click here for more information.
Sponsor a Child
Sponsor a child in the amount of $100/month to ensure that child receives CAC’s full scope of services, including: hot meals, homework help, counseling, spiritual development, art & recreation, college access, and character building. Child sponsors can build a relationship with their child – or participate with core funds only. Interested in being a child sponsor?
Send Kids to Camp
Each summer CAC sends kids to two camps: Camp Penuel in Ironton, Missouri for 5-10 year olds, and Kids Across America for 13-18 year olds.
Summer is also a time where our kids travel on mission trips across the country! Help support these transformative experiences through financial gifts of $100 per child or supplies necessary for a great experience. Check in with us each Spring to get a list of supply needs.
Back to School
Success at school starts 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 separated them by grade. You can help us by shopping for a child based on the lists 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 July 29th. To coordinate drop off, please contact Lisa Floore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt a Child
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 $100 to have a CAC representative shop for a child on your behalf.
Contact Margaret McCurdy at
to get paired with a child's wish list!