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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

Crisis Nursery Holiday Shop
Saturday, December 3 - Saturday, December 10
Various Times (full schedule below)
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! Available in English and Spanish). All gifts are priced between $2 and $8. 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 3: 9am - 5pm
Sunday, December 4: 12 - 5pm“Celebrity” Volunteers: U of I Student-Athletes from 12 - 3 pm
Monday, December 5: 4 - 7pm

Tuesday, December 6: 4 - 7pm

Wednesday, December 7: 4 - 7pm-Parents, come do your shopping over lunch!  Join us 11am-1pm

Thursday, December 8: 4 - 7pm-“Celebrity” Volunteers: U of I Cheerleaders

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:

2015 Children's Holiday Shop Sponsors

$5,000+ Champion Level Sponsors



$1,000+ Guardian Level Sponsors

  • Acoustic MedSystems
  • Applied Pavement
  • The Baker Family
  • Broeren Russo
  • Carol Meinhart - SellingHomes24-7 Team - RE/MAX
  • Coach House Garages
  • ESS Clean
  • Farnsworth Group
  • Heath Alliance
  • Meyer Capel
  • Midwest Engineering and Testing, Inc.

$500+ Protector Level Sponsors

  • Two Men and a Truck
  • Ameren Illinois
  • Brown, Hobbs & McMurray Insurance
  • Douglas J. Jones, MD - General Surgery - Christie Clinic
  • First Bank
  • Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates
  • Prospect Bank
  • Stocks Office Furniture
  • TMS Auto Care

$100+ Partner Level Sponsors

  • Drs. Dankle, Brunson & Lee
  • Human Kinetics


2nd Annual Zach McNabney Memorial Golf Outing

- Thursday, September 22, Tee Time at 8:00am

- Stone Creek Golf Club, 2600 S. Stone Creek, Urbana

Zach was a popular and successful businessman, golfer, and coach, and was a true friend and loyal advocate of Crisis Nursery. His infectious smile and hearty laugh always accompanied him on the golf course, where he encouraged everyone he played with to be better golfers and friends. We invite you to make a difference in the lives of local children in need and help us remember Zach’s kind and generous spirit by participating in this event as either a player or a sponsor. All proceeds will benefit Crisis Nursery where Zach was a true friend and loyal advocate.


The 1st Annual Zach McNabney Memorial Golf-A-Thon raised over $8,000 for the Nursery. This year's Memorial Golf Outing is a scramble format with an 8am shotgun start. Thank you to our generous sponsors:



Acoustic MedSystems, Inc

Carle Cancer Center

DP Dough

First Community Title

Glaxo Smith Kline

Hickory Point Bank

K&D Supply LLC

KC Summers

Morton Community Bank

MTK Technologies, Inc

Spiros Law 

Varsity Striping & Construction Co.

Worden-Martin, Inc


Darkness to Light Trainings

Crisis Nursery facilitates the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention training module, Stewards of Children, at Crisis Nursery and throughout the community. For more information on these sessions, click here. For questions or to schedule a training, please contact Katie Adams by email or at 217-337-2731.

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