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Needs & Wish List

Donation Policies
Donations are accepted at Crisis Nursery during administrative office hours - Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm.

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 
  • Kids Clothing: boys and girls clothing sizes 4-7 (particularly boys pants/jeans sizes 4-6, girls pajamas sizes 5-6, new boys/girls underwear and socks sizes 4T and 4-8, jackets/coats)
  • Food: Healthy snacks, GoGurt or yogurt, string cheese, fresh fruit (i.e. Cuties), pretzels, fruit snacks, Teddy Grahams, ketchup, applesauce, Teddy Grahams, Easy Mac, Gerber puffs
  • Cleaning Supplies: Clorox wipes, hand soap
  • Miscellaneous Supplies: Fitted crib size sheets, newborn pacifiers

Wish List

  • Clothing: In new or excellent condition. Seasonal only. No fleece or plastic decoration on clothing. 
  • Nipples: New Avent, all sizes 
  • Bibs: Large size. No plastic backing or disposable
  • Baby Care Supplies: pull-ups, diapers, baby wash, pacifiers, wipes, sippy cups
  • Snacks: Ritz cheese crackers, Cheez-Its, Goldfish, popcorn
  • Food: Beechnut mini meals, pasta pick-ups, Gerber graduate meals, Spaghetti-Os
  • Formula:  Enfamil Infant, Enfamil AR, Gentlease
  • Art & Play Supplies: Wonder markers, tempera paint, finger paint & paper, rainbow scratch-art paper, glue sticks, play doh, stamp pads, tissue paper, glitter glue, felt squares, paper plates, egg cartons, empty toilet paper rolls, food coloring, squirt bottles, q tips, coffee filters, scrapbook paper, wooden craft materials

Please click here for a PDF version of our Needs and Wish List.