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Children's Holiday Shop

Crisis Nursery Holiday Shop
Saturday, December 5 - Saturday, December 12
Various Times (full schedule below)
Lincoln Square, Urbana

Join our holiday tradition! Crisis Nursery’s Holiday Shop is the perfect place for children to do their holiday shopping for everyone on their list (Download a list! Available in English and Spanish). All gifts are priced between $2 and $8. Children shop with the help of a community volunteer so their gifts are a surprise for family and friends. 

When the children are done picking out their gifts, they pay for them and wrap them in festively decorated bags. As they leave the shop, children are always full of pride with the items they have picked out on their own and an understanding that it is just as great to give as it is to receive. 

The continued success of the Holiday Shop depends on nearly 500 dedicated community volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Special Events & Executive Coordinator Ashley Lovell at 217-337-2731 or

Holiday Shop Schedule and Hours:

  • Saturday, December 5, 2015 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 6, 2015 12 pm to 5 pm          Featuring "Celebrity" Volunteers: U of I Student Athletes from 12-3pm!
  • Monday, December 7, 2015 4 pm to 7 pm Featuring "Celebrity" Volunteers: Parkland Men's Golf Team from 4-5:30pm!
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4 pm to 7 pm            Featuring "Celebrity" Volunteers: DJs from WIXY 100.3, Rewind 92.5, and Mix 94.5!
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015 11 am to 1 pm  Parents Only! Parents: Come shop for stocking stuffers on your lunch break!
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Thursday, December 10, 2015 4 pm to 7 pm            Featuring "Celebrity" Volunteers: U of I Cheerleaders!
  • Friday, December 11, 2015 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Saturday, December 12, 2015 9 am to 5 pm: Last chance to shop and support Crisis Nursery!

23rd Annual Children's Holiday Shop Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring this year's Holiday Shop? A variety of support levels and benefits are available, including promotion at the shop, online, and your first pick at volunteering at the shop! Please click here to download a sponsorship form or call Ashley at 217-337-2731 for more information.

A big thank you to this year's sponsors for helping make this year's Holiday Shop our most successful yet:

$5,000+ Champion Level Sponsors


$1,000+ Guardian Level Sponsors

  • Acoustic MedSystems
  • Applied Pavement
  • The Baker Family
  • Broeren Russo
  • Carol Meinhart - SellingHomes24-7 Team - RE/MAX
  • Coach House Garages
  • ESS Clean
  • Farnsworth Group
  • Heath Alliance
  • Meyer Capel
  • Midwest Engineering and Testing, Inc.

$500+ Protector Level Sponsors

  • Two Men and a Truck
  • Ameren Illinois
  • Brown, Hobbs & McMurray Insurance
  • Douglas J. Jones, MD - General Surgery - Christie Clinic
  • First Bank
  • Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates
  • Prospect Bank
  • Stocks Office Furniture
  • TMS Auto Care

$100+ Partner Level Sponsors

  • Drs. Dankle, Brunson & Lee
  • Human Kinetics