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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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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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The show must go on(line)! Learn how the Crisis Nursery team shifted annual events to virtual experiences

Hosting a fundraising event can be stressful, especially when it’s the Nursery’s biggest event of the year. The 27th Annual Dinner & Auction was originally scheduled for June 5 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. Due to social distancing mandates to regulate COVID-19, the Nursery is pivoting. This year’s Dinner & Auction will be virtual. …

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5 Ways to Recruit Volunteers for Non-Profits and Organizations

Recruiting volunteers can be challenging—especially during a world-wide pandemic. As a staff member at a non-profit or a current volunteer at an organization, you might have asked yourself, “How can I recruit more people to volunteer their time to my organization or group?” Crisis Nursery staff have been brainstorming new, creative ways to deliver our …

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