East Bluff Community Center

$2,005 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 33 months
Steve Fairbanks  PEORIA, IL
The East Bluff Community Center is a not for profit community organization opened in 2014 in the former St. Bernard's Elementary School at 506 E. Kansas in Peoria, Illinois. 

The center provides rooms and resourses for several community organizations and residents including a food pantry and classrooms for the Boys & Girls Club. 

The center has initiated a fundraising campaign with the goal of enough donations from businesses, organizations and individuals to support its daily operation for the next 5 to 10 years. The center is currently staffed and supported by volunteers with oversight by its board of directors. 

For information about contributing to the center please call Jim Combs at 839-0781.
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Update 6
Posted by Steve Fairbanks
19 months ago
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Hello East Bluff Community Center supporters! Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual East Bluff Sunrise Run 5K (fund-raiser) at 7:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14th! Registration and details coming soon! Steve
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Update 5
Posted by Steve Fairbanks
30 months ago
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FYI: The funds donated for the East Bluff Community Center through Go Fund Me are deposited into an account at my bank. After I receive notice of deposits, I take it to the treasurer at the center for deposit into its account. Thanks!
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Update 4
Posted by Steve Fairbanks
31 months ago
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East Bluff Community Center Go Fund Me campaign is up and running again! The center need our support to continue to provide space and resources for positive activities for kids and adults. Be part of the great things that are happenin' in the East Bluff!
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Update 3
Posted by Steve Fairbanks
32 months ago
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Walk the Block will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21st, beginning at the East Bluff Community Center. Come on over and join in the walk. Get a look at the Center you are contributing to if so inclined. Thanks!
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Willa Lucas
33 months ago
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The East Bluff Community Center is so important to the East Bluff. The EBCC is making a sincere effort to raise the funds necessary to keep going. It has no paid staff or board members and is run by volunteers, but we have to keep the lights on! As many of you know the food pantry is my passion, but without the EBCC, there would be no food pantry. EBCC is now the home of WAZU 90.7FM. The radio station moved in after Illinois Central College could no longer provide space for them. In addition, the center serves as the home of Turning Point (a recovery program), provides space for community education such as Coffee With the Cops (or this month, code enforcement) & a session of Money Smart Week. Individuals and groups can rent space for meetings or other gatherings. Many children will receive breakfast & lunch this summer through the Boys & Girls Club even if they are not part of their program. The "Y" will facilitate the Rebound Basketball program again this summer. The center now provides the funds for printing the East Bluff News newsletter. There are more things in the planning, but few programs are free!

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Sharon Conger
33 months ago
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We will donate but also having a bake sale or a rummage sale to help raise money

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Lisa Fisher
33 months ago

I have the honor of being an East Bluff Community Center board member and I humbly ask for your support. Please take a few moments to learn about this great organization and why I am passionate that we keep our doors open.

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Raised by 43 people in 33 months
Created April 7, 2016
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Yolanda Riley
20 hours ago
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steve fairbanks
6 days ago

Since 2014 several thousand residents have relied on the East Bluff Community Center to host family parties, basketball games, wedding receptions, support groups, adult education, and a hip hop radio station! In addition, the center is home to a food pantry which serves over 200 residents each month! The center is in the former St. Bernard's Grade School which was built in 1912 which means it requires frequent and sometimes costly upkeep. The center is located in the midst of a neighborhood which is experiencing crime, blight, and nuisance. It would be a disaster for the East Bluff if the center had to be closed and shuttered, That's is why I'm donating today!

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Steve Fairbanks
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Willa Lucas
33 months ago
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The East Bluff Community Center is so important to the East Bluff. The EBCC is making a sincere effort to raise the funds necessary to keep going. It has no paid staff or board members and is run by volunteers, but we have to keep the lights on! As many of you know the food pantry is my passion, but without the EBCC, there would be no food pantry. EBCC is now the home of WAZU 90.7FM. The radio station moved in after Illinois Central College could no longer provide space for them. In addition, the center serves as the home of Turning Point (a recovery program), provides space for community education such as Coffee With the Cops (or this month, code enforcement) & a session of Money Smart Week. Individuals and groups can rent space for meetings or other gatherings. Many children will receive breakfast & lunch this summer through the Boys & Girls Club even if they are not part of their program. The "Y" will facilitate the Rebound Basketball program again this summer. The center now provides the funds for printing the East Bluff News newsletter. There are more things in the planning, but few programs are free!

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Sharon Conger
33 months ago
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We will donate but also having a bake sale or a rummage sale to help raise money

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Lisa Fisher
33 months ago

I have the honor of being an East Bluff Community Center board member and I humbly ask for your support. Please take a few moments to learn about this great organization and why I am passionate that we keep our doors open.

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