Since its founding in 2012 the center has become the go-to place for hundreds of neighborhood kids, parents, friends and families!
The East Bluff Center operates from the former St. Bernard’s Grade School built in 1912, so funds raised for the center are used to support building maintenance. Funding is a challenge, but not the biggest challenge to the center’s survival.
Statistics from the Peoria Police Department reflect that the neighborhood around the center generates a high volume of resident calls about crime, nuisance, and blighted properties. The center is a beacon in the midst of these threats to neighborhood stability and safety. If the center had to close due to a lack of funding it is very possible that it would be shuttered and left to decay like other old neighborhood schools in Peoria. The impact to the neighborhood and our city would be devastating. Please consider making a tax deductible donation.
Call 839-0781, or make a check payable to:
EAST BLUFF COMMUNITY CENTER
512 E. Kansas St., Peoria, IL 61603