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Urbana, IL, January 24, 2017- Crisis Nursery is pleased to announce two donations that will, together, complete fundraising for its recent building expansion.

The two donations, totaling $300,000, were made by the Liautaud Family Foundation and an anonymous donor. This is the first-ever donation made by the Liautaud Family Foundation, established in December of 2016 by Jimmy John Liautaud, Jimmy John’s owner, founder, & chairman, and his wife, Leslie.

The Liautauds learned of the Nursery’s need to complete its $1.9 million capital campaign from the anonymous donor. The Liautaud Family foundation agreed to make a gift of $200,000 in conjunction with the anonymous donor’s gift of $100,000.  Read More>>

Join our Miles for Smiles "Fundracing" Team!

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to get in shape? Participate in the 2017 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 20-22 and join our Miles for Smiles "FundRacing" Team! It's an easy way to donate your running talent and make a difference.

Whether you're running the 5K, 10K, an I-Challenge, half or full marathon, consider joining our Miles for Smiles Team and give new purpose to your training by raising money for Crisis Nursery. In addition to completing your race goal, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping children and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn. Read More>>