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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 
  • Formula: Enfamil Infant, Enfamil A.R.
  • Kids Clothing: 0-6 month sleepers, size 4 pajamas, infant socks, winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, new boys/girls underwear and socks sizes 2-4T and 4-8, boys/girls 2T-3T pants
  • Food: Healthy snacks, GoGurt or yogurt, string cheese, fresh fruit (i.e. Cuties), pretzels, ketchup, applesauce, Easy Mac
  • Cleaning Supplies: Clorox wipes, hand soap, Lysol spray
  • Miscellaneous Supplies: Fitted crib size sheets, newborn pacifiers, cot sheets

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, fruit snacks, Teddy Grahams, Gerber puffs
  • Food: Beechnut mini meals, pasta pick-ups, Gerber graduate meals, Spaghetti-Os
  • Formula:  Enfamil products including Gentlease
  • Art & Play Supplies: Wonder markers, tempera paint, finger paint & paper, fun arts and craft projects, rainbow scratch-art paper, Elmer's glue, glue sticks, play doh, stamp pads, tissue paper, glitter glue, felt squares, paper plates, food coloring, q tips, coffee filters, scrapbook paper, wooden craft materials

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