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Needs & Wish List

Donation Policies
Donations are accepted at Crisis Nursery during administrative office hours--Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.

If you have a donation but are not able to bring it during these hours, please call 217-337-2731 and we will schedule a time that works for you.

Please review our donation policies before bringing your items to the Nursery. Thank you for your donation!

Crisis Nursery will accept new or gently used seasonal children's clothing newborn - 7T, new toys, new books, diapers, formula and hand-made items (i.e. hats, gloves or blankets, etc).

We are unable to accept baked items not made in a commercial kitchen, used clothing not in season, used shoes, used toys, used books, used bottles, stuffed animals, car seats, adult or maternity clothes, cribs, or furniture.

Immediate Needs

Gift Cards: Target, Wal-Mart, Meijer, County Market, Schnucks

Formula: Enfamil Infant

Baby Supplies: Size 5 & 6 diapers, 4T & 5T pull-ups, Dr. Brown’s baby bottles and size 3 and 4 nipples

Kids Clothing: Boys size 2T, 4T, 5T and 6 pants and 2T shirts, Girls 12 mos outfits and 3T pants and shirts, underwear and socks all sizes

Food:  GoGurt or yogurt, string cheese, fresh fruit (i.e. Cuties), microwaveable pizzas, waffles, pudding cups

Cleaning Supplies: Clorox Wipes, Lysol Spray

Miscellaneous Supplies: Take and Toss Sippy Cups, Toddler bed sheets, African American hair products (Luster’s Pink and Let’s Jam brands)

Wish List


In new or excellent condition. Seasonal only.

No fleece or plastic decoration on clothing.                

Baby/Childcare Supplies

Bibs: Large size, no plastic backing

Baby Care Supplies: Pull-ups, diapers,

pacifiers, sippy cups

Miscellaneous: dishwasher detergent, Lysol Spray

Food/Snack Supplies

Snacks:  Ritz cheese crackers,

popcorn, fruit snacks, Teddy Grahams, pudding cups

Food: ketchup

Formula:  Enfamil products

Art/Play Supplies

Stickers, fun arts and craft projects, Elmer’s glue, glue sticks, stamp pads, glitter glue, toddler paint brushes,

long sleeve art smocks

Click for a pdf version of the needs list.

Want to join our "Friends of the Nursery On-Call Donation Team"? E-mail Angie Hatfield Marker at to sign-up. We'll contact you periodically with emergency needs like these.