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Children's Holiday Shop

Crisis Nursery Holiday Shop
Saturday, December 2 - Saturday, December 9
Various Times (full schedule below)
Location TBD

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 (Check back soon to download a list! Available in 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. 

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: 9am - 5pm

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

Monday, December 4: 4 - 7pm - “Celebrity” Volunteers: Parkland Golfers

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

Wednesday, December 7: 4 - 7pm

Thursday, December 8: 4 - 7pm

Friday, December 9: 4 - 7pm

Saturday, December 10: 9am - 5pm

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.

A big thank you to last year's sponsors for helping make last year's Holiday Shop our most successful yet:

2016 Children's Holiday Shop Sponsors


$5,000+ Champion Level Sponsors



$2,500+ Champion Level Sponsors 

$1,000+ Guardian Level Sponsors

  • Acoustic MedSystems
  • The Baker Family
  • Carol Meinhart - SellingHomes24-7 Team - RE/MAX
  • Midwest Engineering and Testing, Inc.

$500+ Protector Level Sponsors

  • Two Men and a Truck
  • Broeren Russo Builders, Inc. 
  • Chesser Financial
  • Commerce Bank
  • COUNTRYFinancial - Bret Kroencke
  • Douglas J. Jones, MD General Surgery, Christie Clinic
  • Edgar County Bank & Trust Co.
  • GlaxoSmith Kline
  • Habeeb & Joy Habeeb
  • Health Alliance
  • Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates, LLC
  • Prospect Bank 
  • Clarence & Sharon Shelley
  • The Sizer Family 

$250+ Advocate Level Sponsors

  • Triple T. Car Wash & Lube, Inc.