Help us raise $10,000 in June!
Don't forget, every dollar you donate is a great help for our programming.

Western Avenue Community Center is a non-profit organization whose success is dependent on generous donations from the community. All donations received will support programming efforts that assist individuals and families in the Bloomington/Normal community. Monetary donations in the form of cash or check can be dropped off at the Center, 600 N. Western Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701. If mailing, please use our business address, 1208 Bunn Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701.


For questions, please contact our Executive Director, Edwin Sargent 309-829-4807




Matching Gift Program

State Farm®

The State Farm Matching Gift program was launched on July 1, 2017 and we are excited about the possibilities!  State Farm employees and agents who contribute to Western Avenue Community Center can have their gifts matched by State Farm for up to $4,500 per calendar year. The program donations must be a minimum of $25.


To help, fill out a simple form requesting State Farm to match your gift!  Visit the State Farm Companies Foundation website or visit the SFNet home page for a link. Use the following email address to direct the match to Western Avenue,


In addition, if you are a State Farm employee or agent who volunteers at the Western Avenue Community Center for 40 or more hours in a year State Farm will continue to grant our organization $500 under its Good Neighbor Grant program.


Donation Match Program

COUNTRY® Financial

COUNTRY Financial employees (financial reps/agents not eligible), along with employees of the Illinois Farm Bureau and IAA Credit Union, have access to a donation match program. Up to $500 per employee, per year can be matched when a personal donation is made to an eligible nonprofit organization.

Employees can simply visit their internal benefits page, search GIVING & find more details (including how to fill out the request form).

If you have specific questions, you can send a note to COUNTRY Financial Donation Match Program.


Wish Lists

Western Avenue Community Center is a not-for-profit organization and relies heavily on contributions. Ultimately, the best way to help WACC is to make a monetary donation. Our existence is only made possible through the generosity and support of our community.  Thank you!


General Needs List

  • Gift cards or certificates from office supply stores or home maintenance stores are welcome so we can buy items as needed.
  • Gas gift cards would be a great help as we transport many students to and from our programs every week.
  • Healthy snacks for our after-school programs.
  • Paper plates, cups, napkins to serve snacks for our Senior and Youth programs.
  • Gift Cards to General Stores like Walmart, Target, Dollar Tree, etc. will help us buy supplies for our programs.


Office Wish List

  • Postage stamps
  • Copy paper, white, 8½" X 11"
  • Printable label paper, white, 81/2” X 11”
  • Envelopes, white, legal size
  • Blue or black pens
  • Post-It Notes
  • First aid supplies (band aids, Neosporin)
  • Clorox wipes


Please call the WACC office at 309-829-4807 if you can donate any of these items or contribute to their purchase. Any items will be appreciated!  Thank you from your friends at Western Avenue Community Center!

 Amazon wishlist