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    Third Party Fundraisers

    dine&donate: Old Chicago
    Thursday, April 17
    1910 N. Neil Street, Champaign

    Old Chicago has partnered with Crisis Nrusery for our dine&donate program. On April 17th, they will be donating 15% of each customer’s bill back to the Nursery. This is sure to be a meal you won’t want to miss! Anything from their famous pizza and pasta to burgers and sandwiches…you can't go wrong! Old Chicago is located at 1910 North Neil Street. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Dress Down to Stand Up for Kids
    Throughout the Month of April
    Various Locations

    Dress Down to Stand up for Kids! It’s as easy as that. April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. During this month, businesses and schools all over Champaign County will be “dressing down” to show support for Crisis Nursery. The Nursery is asking people in the community to make a small donation ($5) to go 'casual for a cause!' Pick a date during the month of April that is most convenient for your business/school and we’ll get you added to the list. 

    Twin City Derby Girls
    Season-long Fundraiser

    Crisis Nursery was selected at the Twin City Derby Girls’ 2014 Season Charity Partner. The mission of the Twin City Derby Girls is to promote roller derby in the Champaign-Urbana community by fostering athleticism, empowerment, and sportsmanship among all of its members and supporters, especially women and girls, while benefiting local nonprofit organizations through charitable donations and service. Crisis Nursery will receive a portion of the proceeds from the 2014 season.

    Miles for Smiles

    Thursday April 24-Saturday, April 26
    Various Race Times
    Illinois Marathon

    Cheer on Crisis Nursery's Miles for Smiles team at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon and help us raise money to support children and families in our community. Click here for more information. 

    Run or Dye
    Saturday, May 10
    Downtown Champaign

    Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful fun run, is coming to Champaign on May 10! Sign up today using Crisis Nursery’s code RODCN5. You’ll receive a registration discount AND the Nursery will receive a portion of the profit. At the colorful event, you'll get blasted with safe, eco-friendly, powdered dye...turning you into a technicolor canvas of fun. Plus, there's a huge party afterward, where you "Dye the Sky" with the free dye packet you receive. The result? Run or Dye is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll love. For more information and to register, click here.

    Not Your Average Joe Race
    Saturday, May 10
    Crystal Lake Park, Urbana

    Whether you like to walk or run the Not Your Average Joe Race is the contest for you. Sign up today to participate in the 23rd annual event, held on May 10 at 9am at Crystal Lake Park. Race distances vary with a 5K walk, 5K run, and a 5 mile run. There will also be door prizes but you must be present to win. All race proceeds go Crisis Nursery, T.I.M.E.S. Center and Center for Women in Transition. Please visit the race website for further information. Get those sneakers laced up!

    The Andersons Golf Outing
    Tuesday, June 24
    Stone Creek Golf Club

    Hit the links for Crisis Nursery! Consider sponsoring a hole or getting a foursome together to participate. Call the Nursery for more details.

    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 Heather Wienke at 217-337-2731 or Thank you for your interest and support!