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Third Party Fundraisers

Crisis Nursery Wine Tasting Presented by Art Mart
- Thursday, April 7 from 5-8pm
- Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign

On Thursday, April 7, head to the Hilton Garden Inn from 5:00-8:00pm for the Crisis Nursery Wine Tasting Presented by Art Mart for a fun night with friends! Taste wines from around the world, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and bid on great silent auction items from wine vendors and a variety of local businesses. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Click here to purchase your ticket online today or by cash/check at Art Mart and Crisis Nursery. Call Ashley at 217-337-2731 for more information or find us on Facebook. All proceeds, including a percentage of wine pre-orders the night of the event, will support Crisis Nursery's programs serving the children and families of Champaign County! 

dine&donate - Butcher Boy Burgers 
- Thursday, April 21 from 7am-2pm & 4-8pm
- Butcher Boy Burgers, 422 S. Garrard, Rantoul

Head to Butcher Boy Burgers for delicious burgers and homemade pie! 25% of all sales will be donated to Crisis Nursery, so why not go for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Cash or check only.

Champaign Jewelers 
- April, all month long
- Champaign Jewelers, 2223 S. Neil, Champaign

In exchange for a donation to Crisis Nursery, Champaign Jewelers will replace your watch battery or adjust your watch band for free! All donations benefit Crisis Nursery during April.

Monical's on Mattis Remodeling 
- April 5-24, 2016
- Monical's Pizza, 205 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign

Monical's is remodeling and they are selling all of their old decor. All proceeds will be donated to Crisis Nursery.

Old Time Meat & Deli Fundraiser 
- Week of April 23, also accepting donations all month long
- Old Time Meat & Deli, 2018 S. Neil Street, Champaign

During the week of April 23, Old Time Meat & Deli is donating a percentage of sales to Crisis Nursery. They will also accept cash donations all month long. 

Buffalo Wild Wings - Eat Wings. Raise Funds 
- Wednesday, April 27 from 5-9PM
- Buffalo Wild Wings, 1335 Savoy Plaza Drive, Savoy

BWW will donate 10% of all pre-taxed food sales (less alcohol and promotional discounts) from any guest that presents this flyer. Eat wings. Raise funds. It pays!

Sabreena Ekstrom Racing 
- 2016 racing season
- Various locations

For her 2016 racing season, Sabreena Ekstrom has partnered with Crisis Nursery as her charity partner. Throughout the season, she is donating a portion of her race winnings to the Nursery, and she's helping raise awareness about the Nursery by placing our logo on her race car!

Dress Down to Stand Up for Kids
Throughout the year, businesses and schools in the community are dressing down and raising money for Crisis Nursery. For a suggested $5 donation, participants can dress down for the day - jeans day, pajama day, jersey day, funky hat day, etc. - and wear a sticker to show support for Crisis Nursery. Since inception in 2013, this fun, easy program has raised nearly $25,000 for Crisis Nursery. Thank you to everyone in the community for your support for this fun program! Interested in participating? Contact Ashley by email or call 217-337-2731 for more information. 

Third Party Fundraiser Guidelines

A third-party fundraising event is any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual where Crisis Nursery has no fiduciary responsibility and little or no staff involvement. A third party fundraiser is an outside group or individual that wishes to hold a promotion, event, or sale to benefit Crisis Nursery. 
Third party fundraisers are a great way to collect money and goods to donate to the Nursery. We are grateful for dollars raised through events – they helped us raise more than $58,000 in fiscal year 2010! Crisis Nursery encourages third party fundraisers (i.e. golf outings, marathons, sales and donations benefitting the Nursery, etc).

If you have an idea or plan for an event that will benefit Crisis Nursery, contact Special Events Coordinator Heather Wienke to discuss your idea. We ask that all events are approved by Crisis Nursery in advance. This is an important safeguard to preserving the integrity of the Crisis Nursery name and our commitment to raise the necessary funds to fulfill our mission in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  Together, we will discuss your plan and provide guidance for success. Please review our Third Party Fundraiser Guidelines and Agreement. This document will need to be signed in order to move forward with your event 

Because of the volume of these requests, we cannot personally participate in each event that is proposed but will provide materials for your event about Crisis Nursery and the services we provide. As a reminder - please do not move forward with your plans until you have discussed your idea for a third party fundraiser with Special Events Coordinator. Thank you for your support of Crisis Nursery.

If you are interested in organizing an event that supports Crisis Nursery, please contact Ashley Lovell at 217-337-2731 or Thank you for your interest and support!