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In 2022 CMAC will be teaching young boys and girls from many Chicago neighborhoods and from as far beyond as Kenosha, Wisconsin to venture out on our rivers or Lake Michigan for the very first time. Your donation in any amount will be most welcome. The Lake and River are Chicago's finest civic assets. It is our privilege to help kids experience these natural wonders. 

CMAC is also looking for new volunteers to help us bring kids to the water. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities in 2022, click on the Volunteer button below.  


$5,000 – Help ten students learn boating for a week on the Chicago River next summer

$500 – Help one young student experience boating for a week on the Lake next summer 

$250 – Help one young student learn about marine ecology of the Chicago River next Spring 

$100 – Help one young student learn basic wood-working skills next Winter 

$50 –  one young student acquire a basic set of wood-working tools 
Make a contribution today!

If you are unable to help with any of the above levels, please remember, any amount will help us to continue with our vision of building kids and building boats.

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If you are able, please send donations to via Zelle. This will save us the administration costs of using Payal.

Or if you would like to use a credit card, please donate via our donations page on Payal.

In addition to Paypal & Zelle.  Supporters can send a check to: 


Chicago Maritime Arts Center

1808 W. Byron St, Chicago, IL 60613

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