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Author: Crisis Nursery Created: 1/25/2011 5:48 PM
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By Crisis Nursery on 10/22/2012 8:43 AM

It’s that time of year again, when ghouls and witches walk alongside princesses and pumpkins in a challenge to see who can get the most candy.  Halloween is a wonderful time of year and here at Crisis Nursery, it’s yet another wonderful reason to dress up in the famous bear costume! 

By Crisis Nursery on 10/9/2012 8:12 AM
Every year around the holiday season, people get a little busier. There are parties to attend, lots of shopping to be done, and the days just seem shorter with fewer hours of daylight. Given that Crisis Nursery’s Children’s Holiday Shop, held the first full week in December, falls during this hectic time of year, you might think filling volunteer shifts at the Shop would be difficult. Fortunately for the Nursery, and the nearly 1,000 children who shop at the store, that’s not the case.
By Crisis Nursery on 8/30/2012 10:27 AM
For many, the start of the Illinois’ football season means breaking out the orange and blue and a renewed hope for a winning record. For Crisis Nursery, it means the beginning of another fundraising season working our concession stand at Memorial Stadium.
By Crisis Nursery on 7/31/2012 1:22 PM
Every day, caring and dedicated individuals help us provide an "Island of Safety" for the children of our community. Check out this month's Volunteer Spotlight, featuring the CarX Crazy K and how you can get involved with this annual community event!

Last weekend marked the end of the Champaign County Fair, meaning the grandstand has grown quiet and the fairgrounds have returned to abandoned green (or brown) fields. But, in just over a month, on Saturday, September 8, the exciting sights and sounds of another event will fill the area.
By Crisis Nursery on 7/2/2012 2:00 PM

Every day, caring and dedicated individuals help us provide an "Island of Safety" for the children of our community. The Volunteer Spotlight highlights some of the many roles our volunteers fill. Check out this month's Volunteer Spotlight, featuring Gerri Kaha, one of our Master Gardeners...

By Crisis Nursery on 2/1/2012 11:57 AM
"I would not be able to stay drug-free without Crisis Nursery in my life.”
By Crisis Nursery on 9/13/2011 1:04 PM
A caring and consistent donor takes her first trip to Crisis Nursery and is sharing her generous spirit with the next generation.
By Crisis Nursery on 7/5/2011 1:36 PM
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” -Frederick Douglass
By Crisis Nursery on 4/26/2011 10:21 AM
For families fleeing domestic violence, Crisis Nursery is vital. Or maybe, you need to find an apartment, but you can't until you get a job, which you can't do until you find childcare. With no friends or family here to help with the kids, how will you even look for a job?  Will anyone hire you if you come to the interview with three children in tow? Crisis Nursery is here to help!
By Crisis Nursery on 4/15/2011 9:01 AM
“You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”
-- Winston Churchill