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4 Ways to Get Involved at Crisis Nursery this Holiday Season — Or All Year!

Amid the craziness that is 2020, there are so many ways to help the kiddos at Crisis Nursery this holiday season. Take a Peak at the Kindness Catalog for Monetary Giving Options On average, Crisis Nursery serves 750 unduplicated children and 450 different families annually. For families to thrive, they need the tools and resources …

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Five Days of Action: Raising Awareness and Inspiring Adults to Help Keep Children Safe

Crisis Nursery is participating in the Five Days of Action, October 26 to 30, 2020. The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. Crisis Nursery encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making …

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Books from Brek Helps Spread Joy of Reading to Champaign-Urbana Children

Brek Neiswender was a kiddo who loved books—the language, the pictures, and the stories. In March 2016, Brek’s family created Books from Brek. In his loving memory, their mission is to spread the joy of reading, literacy development and preschool readiness by distributing new and gently used books to at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children …

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Stronger Together

Crisis Nursery is built on the foundation of providing a safe haven for all children and families, especially families of color, who need our “Island of Safety.” We walk alongside families with no judgement and provide nurturing support to them during times of crisis – regardless of race and ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, …

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Joe’s Brewery

Joe’s Brewery, founded in 1991, is a much-loved family-owned bar, popular among students, visitors and Champaign-Urbana residents. The company has 135 employees—cooks, servers, bartenders and security—most of which are University of Illinois students. The business is located at 706 S. 5th St. in Champaign. Joe’s is a Champion level sponsor of Crisis Nursery in Urbana! …

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