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Needs & Wish List

Donation Policies
Donations are accepted at Crisis Nursery during administrative office hours--Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.

If you have a donation but are not able to bring it during these hours, please call 217-337-2731 and we will schedule a time that works for you.

Please review our donation policies before bringing your items to the Nursery. Thank you for your donation!

Crisis Nursery will accept new or gently used seasonal children's clothing newborn - 7T, new toys, new books, diapers, formula and hand-made items (i.e. hats, gloves or blankets, etc).

We are unable to accept baked items not made in a commercial kitchen, used clothing not in season, used shoes, used toys, used books, used bottles, stuffed animals, car seats, adult or maternity clothes, cribs, or furniture.

Immediate Needs

Gift Cards: Target, Wal-Mart, Meijer, County Market, Schnucks

Formula: Enfamil Infant, Enfamil Enfamil A.R., Enfamil Prosobee

Baby Supplies: Dr Brown’s bottles, size 3 & 4 diapers, 2T/3T & 3T/4T Pull-Ups

Kids Clothing: Girls and boys clothing, sizes 2T-6T, especially pants. Underwear, all sizes

Food: Single serving kids snacks (Goldfish, Granola bars, fruit snacks), Easy Mac, Pasta Pick-Ups, Puffs, GoGurt or yogurt, Yogurt melts, string cheese, pretzels, waffles, ketchup and syrup

Cleaning Supplies: Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner with no bleach, toilet cleaner, Multi-Purpose Lysol Cleaner, dishwasher detergent, Swiffer Duster replacements

Miscellaneous Supplies: Weighted blankets, children’s utensils and plates/bowls,  batteries, hair detangler spray, toddler bed sheets, long sleeve art smocks

Wish List


In new or excellent condition. Seasonal only.

No fleece or plastic decoration on clothing.                

Baby/Childcare Supplies

Bibs: Large size, no plastic backing

Baby Care Supplies: Pull-ups, diapers, pacifiers, sippy cups

Miscellaneous: dishwasher detergent, Lysol Spray

Food/Snack Supplies

Snacks:  Ritz cheese crackers, popcorn, fruit snacks, Teddy Grahams, pudding cups

Food: ketchup

Formula:  Enfamil products

Art/Play Supplies

Stickers, fun arts and craft projects, Elmer’s glue, glue sticks, stamp pads, glitter glue, toddler paint brushes, long sleeve art smocks

Click for a pdf version of the needs list.

Want to join our "Friends of the Nursery On-Call Donation Team"? E-mail Stephanie Record at to sign-up. We'll contact you periodically with emergency needs like these.