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By Crisis Nursery on 11/21/2012 12:49 PM
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there is more to Thanksgiving than mashed potatoes and football (the members of my family are probably reading this and shaking their heads right now!)  With the hustle of the holidays upon us already, it’s a great time to pause and reflect on how we’ve been blessed in our own lives, in ways big and small.
By Crisis Nursery on 11/8/2012 12:03 PM

Like many Crisis Nursery volunteers, the allure of rocking babies and playing with toddlers is what led Peggy Gates-Wieneke to the Nursery. But now, almost 20 years later, it’s apparent that her experience working with the organization has turned into much more. 

By Crisis Nursery on 11/6/2012 3:31 PM
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the spookiest of holidays at the Crisis Nursery Halloween Party!  It was a huge success; we saw 27 families (11 were brand new to Crisis Nursery) and 63 children this year!  Many faces and pumpkins were painted and the candy and cuteness factor was overflowing.
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.