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Round Up for Good
Common Ground Food Co-op
Month of December

Make sure to do your holiday shopping at Common Ground Food Co-op and Round Up For Good! Each month, Common Ground’s Customers “Round Up” their change at the register to donate to a local organization and this month they chose Crisis Nursery. You can round up your purchases to the nearest dollar and all donations will benefit the Nursery. This promotion will last all month. Customers are also able to throw in extra change into a donation box on the way out of the store. Happy shopping!

12 Beers of Christmas
Saturday, December 6
Esquire Lounge, Downtown Champaign

“12 Beers of Christmas” is a seasonal beer tasting held at Esquire Lounge on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 5-9 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Esquire and are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit Operation Santa, sponsored by WPGU, which helps bring back the magic of Christmas for families of Crisis Nursery by providing them with holiday gifts.

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!