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Children's Holiday Shop

Crisis Nursery Holiday Shop
Saturday, December 2 - Saturday, December 9
Various Times (full schedule below)
Location:  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:  English and Spanish. All gifts are priced between $2 and $10. 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. 

There will be a coloring contest for grades K-5 this year in honor of the 25th Anniversary. All pages must be turned into the Nursery by Monday, November 27th in order to be entered to win a $20 Holiday Shop voucher. Download coloring pages here:  Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5

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

Holiday Shop Schedule and Hours:

Saturday, December 2: 9 am-5 pm

Sunday, December 3: 12 pm-5 pm
Celebrity Volunteers: U of I Student Athletes from 12-3 pm 

Monday, December 4: 4 pm-7 pm 
Celebrity Volunteers: Parkland Golf Team from 4-5:30 pm
SANTA will be at the Shop from 4-7 pm

Tuesday, December 5: 4 pm-7 pm
Celebrity Volunteers: U of I Cheerleaders 

Wednesday, December 6: 4 pm-7 pm
Celebrity Volunteers: Local Elected Officials 

Thursday, December 7: 4 pm-7 pm

Friday, December 8: 4 pm-7 pm

Saturday, December 9:  9 am - 5 pm

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 Renae at 217-337-2731 for more information.

2017 Children's Holiday Shop Sponsors

Champion ($5,000 +) 
First Bank & Trust
Lincoln Square

Hero ($2,500 +)
ESS Clean
Stevie Jay Broadcasting 

Guardian ($1,000 +)
Applied Pavement Technology
Carol Meinhart
Midwest Engineering and Testing Inc.
The Baker Family 

Protector ($500+)
Broren Russo Builders Inc. 
Commerce Bank
Cozad Asset Management 
First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana
Greg & Cheryl Sizer
Health Alliance Medical Plans
Martin Hood LLC
Sharon Shelley