Christian Activities Center

What is it?

CAC is the Christian Activity Center located in East St. Louis.  It is a recreation center open to children between the ages of 5-18.  Activities include playing sports, reading, talking, tutoring, playing on the computer, etc. with the kids.

When is it?

CAC Days goes from 3-5:30pm.  Meet at the bookstore steps at 2:45; transportation is provided. CAC Nights goes from 5:30pm-8pm. Meet at the bookstore steps at 5:15; transportation is provided.

Why would I want to do that?

The kids are wonderful! Shortly after you walk in, you'll have children asking to play basketball, do homework, read books, or play dress up! During warm weather, we even get to go play out on the playground.

Anything else I should know? 

Please wear closed-toed shoes and modest, comfortable clothing. Gum is not allowed in the center.

A Letter From CAC

The Christian Activity Center (CAC) asked the children at CAC what they would change about East St. Louis:

Paint most of the houses pink and purple.   ~ Ricardee Overton, 7

Stop people from killing each other.   ~ Willie Austin, 13

Put a swimming pool at everybody's house.   ~ Demarion Cotton, 6

Get rid of the guns.   ~ Marlayjah Guy, 9

Make things more strict on crime.   ~ Barry Robertson, 12

Get rid of the school uniforms.   ~ Lakebia Hendricks, 12

Give everybody a bed.   ~ Mario Cotton, 8

The hearts of children here and everywhere are so pure.  Thank you for sharing in the lives of young people at CAC.

Related Links

Christian Activities Center website

Catholic Charities of Southern Illinois Volunteer Opportunities

Samaritan Purse website

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