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Needs & Wish List

Donation Policies
Donations are accepted at Crisis Nursery during administrative office hours--Monday 8am-7pm and Tuesday-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 Gentlease and Emfamil Enfacare 
  • Baby Supplies: 2T-3T pull-ups, 4T-5T pull-ups, Dr. Brown's baby bottles and Dr Brown Size 3 and 4 nipples
  • Kids Clothing: Jackets and Coats all sizes, 4T, 5T and Size 6 pants, 9-18 month sleepers, new boys/girls underwear all sizes and socks sizes newborn-6,
  • Food: Single serving packaged snacks, hotdogs, microwaveable pizzas, pasta pick-ups, ravioli
  • Cleaning Supplies: Lysol or Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner
  • Miscellaneous Supplies: Fitted toddler bed size sheets,

Wish List

  • Clothing: In new or excellent condition. Seasonal (WINTER) only. No fleece or plastic decoration on clothing. 
  • Baby Care Supplies: shampoo, pull-ups, diapers, baby wash, pacifiers, sippy cups, Velcro baby swaddlers, any type of baby carrier, boppy pillows and covers
  • Miscellaneous: dishwasher detergent, foam hand soap, kids forks, adult forks, paper plates
  • Snacks: Ritz cheese crackers, Cheez-Its, Goldfish, popcorn, fruit snacks, Teddy Grahams
  • Food: Beechnut mini meals, Easy Mac, Gerber graduate meals, Spaghetti-Os, ketchup, bbq sauce, ranch
  • Formula: Enfamil products
  • Art & Play Supplies: Tempera paint, finger paint & paper, fun arts and craft projects, Elmer's glue, glue sticks, play doh, glitter glue, food coloring, 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.