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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., Enfamil ProSobee
  • Baby Supplies: Size 5 & 6 diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, new Avent nipples all sizes, New Avent or Dr. Brown's baby bottles, bulb syringe for infants
  • Kids Clothing: 4T & 5T boys clothes, sizes 5-6 pajamas, new boys/girls underwear and socks sizes 2-4T and 4-8, boys/girls 2T-3T & 6-7 shorts, infant socks, baby mitts
  • Food: Healthy snacks, GoGurt or yogurt, string cheese, fresh fruit (i.e. Cuties), applesauce, granola bars, jello cups, pasta pick-ups, hot dogs
  • Cleaning Supplies: Clorox wipes, hand soap, Lysol cleaning spray, Swiffer wet-jet pads and refill liquid, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, dryer sheets
  • Miscellaneous Supplies: Fitted crib size sheets, newborn pacifiers, cot sheets, sunscreen, African American hair products (Luster's Pink and Let's Jam brands), AA batteries

Wish List

  • Clothing: In new or excellent condition. Seasonal (SUMMER) only. No fleece or plastic decoration on clothing. 
  • Baby Care Supplies: pull-ups, diapers, baby wash, pacifiers, sippy cups
  • Miscellaneous: dishwasher detergent
  • 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

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