Other Events & Fundraisers

The Christie Clinic Race Weekend is officially set for Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, 2024.
Click here to register for the 2024 Illinois Marathon Race Weekend.

Every year, we ask runners to join our Miles for Smiles team. In doing so, they fund raise on behalf of the Nursery, leading up to the race of their choice. For every $50 raised, "Fund-Racers" are entered into a gift card drawing. One of our biggest supporters for this event is the Marching Illini Sousaphones who run an entire 5k with their instruments!

Marching Illini Sousaphones

#GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global generosity movement that we participate in each year. Our community usually helps us to raise around $60,000 in this single day but went above and beyond in 2019 when we were a WCIA 3 Day of Giving partner!

Crisis Nursery in Urbana, Crisis Nursery of Effingham County, and the Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery in Springfield were honored to be chosen as partners with WCIA3 for their annual Day of Giving fundraising event. We had hoped to raise $100,000 between the three nurseries, and ended up raising over $102,000 with more than $90,000 of that coming back to our Nursery!

Third Party Fundraisers

A third party fundraiser is an outside group or individual that wishes to hold a promotion, event, or sale to benefit Crisis Nursery.

If you have an idea or plan for an event that will benefit Crisis Nursery, please reach out! We ask that all events are approved by Crisis Nursery in advance. This is an important safeguard to preserving the integrity of the Crisis Nursery name and our commitment to raise the necessary funds to fulfill our mission in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

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