CCA Academy Annual Benefit Paused

The annual CCA Benefit is paused this year because of the pandemic.  However, the need continues.

In anticipation of the return to classrooms by staff and students this Spring, CCA has had a Phase I facility review by Chicago Public Schools, and passed with flying colors!  This inspection was to ensure the secondary ventilation (the air supply and exhaust systems) were compliant with enhanced mandates.   Phase II will involve another inspection assuring that the air supply system is operating properly.  This Phase involves the purchase of 21 HEPA air purifiers, costing $400-$900 each, depending on the size of the classroom or meeting room.

We are encouraged to donate or purchase raffle tickets with the proceeds going towards the purchase of these HEPA air purifiers.  Donations can be sent to:

CCA Academy
1231 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60623

Or online at

And don’t forget to check out “Simple Joys”, the student store, featuring handmade soaps and notecards—perfect for Spring gift-giving (Easter, Mother’s Day, graduation, etc.)!!

Thanks in advance for your prayers and support of the 43-year mutual ministry between St. Mary’s and CCA.

Questions?  Contact Paula Gleason Risk at or 847-691-0161