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'We were new in town and had no family here. It was a blessing to have Crisis Nursery when we needed it.' - a single mother

Upcoming Events

Zach McNabney Memorial Golf-A-Thon

Friday, April 17
University of Illinois Orange & Blue Courses, Savoy

Help us remember former Nursery board president Zach McNabney by participating in our Memorial Golf-A-Thon. Zach was at his best on the golf course. His infectious smile and hearty laugh could always be seen and heard as he encouraged everyone he played with to be better golfers and better friends. So gather your foursome, raise pledges and hit the links to celebrate Zach in the best possible way – golfing for his favorite charity.


What's a Golf-A-Thon, you ask?
It's simple - a Golf-A-Thon is just like a Walk-A-Thon. The goal is to raise as many pledges as possible for each hole that the golfer plays. 25 teams of 4 will golf as many holes as possible between 8 am - 6 pm on April 17, raising money to support Crisis Nursery. Participation is free, in exchange for each golfer raising a minimum of $10/hole in pledges. For example, if you get one person to pledge $1/hole, and you golf 36 holes, that person will donate $36 to Crisis Nursery. If you get 10 people to pledge just $1/hole and you golf 36 holes, that's $360 raised! More pledges and more holes golfed equals more money raised to help Crisis Nursery prevent child abuse and neglect in Champaign County. Crisis Nursery will follow up with your sponsors directly to collect their pledges after the event. Or instead of pledges, each golfer can collect flat donations equaling at least $350.

All funds will benefit Crisis Nursery where Zach was a true friend and loyal advocate. He had a huge compassion for the Nursery where he served on its board and continued as its advocate even when it was he who most needed help from others. In the last few months of his life Zach spearheaded an effort among his friends to donate to Crisis Nursery’s “A Day at the Nursery” campaign. As a result of his commitment and the love of his friends, Crisis Nursery was funded for operation in dedication to Zach on Dec. 24, 2014.

Zach’s laughter and strength will be remembered by all. At Crisis Nursery, we will never forget his leadership and determination even in his final days. Your gifts help us keep Zach’s spirit alive here at the Nursery, providing hope and support to families and children in crisis. To sign up for the Zach McNabney Memorial Golf-A-Thon, please contact Heather Wienke at or 337-2731. Click here to download registration form and pledge form.

Open Houses

Crisis Nursery is hosting two informational open houses in April in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please join us, and show your support!

  • Learn about services and programs
  • Hear about volunteer opportunities
  • Take a tour of the building
  • Meet Crisis Nursery staff members

Lunch and Learn Open House, geared towards social and community service providers, will be held Monday 4/13 from 12-1:30 pm. Light lunch provided. RSVP by 4/10 to

Community-Wise Open House will be held on Wednesday 4/15 from 5-6:30 pm. Public is welcome, and refreshments will be served. RSVP by 4/13

Darkness to Light Trainings

Crisis Nursery is facilitating the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention training module, Stewards of Children, throughout the community in 2014-15. For more information on these sessions, click here.

Upcoming trainings will be held on the following dates. All will be hosted at Crisis Nursery (1309 W. Hill, Urbana): 
Tuesday, February 17, 9-11am
Wednesday, March 25, 6-8pm
Thursday, April 23, 9 - 11am

For other ways you can support Crisis Nursery, please visit 
Third Party Fundraisers. Please contact Heather Wienke at 217-337-2731 or for additional information on any of these events.