Other Events & Fundraisers

Local Brews

Cost: $15 per Bingo Card

We are so excited to bring this brand new event to the CU Community! During the month of July (July 1st to 31st), visit local breweries and taprooms to collect stamps on your bingo card. For every bingo you make, you will be entered to win a raffle prize! Mark yourself as "going" on our Facebook Event for updates!
Purchase your card here, pick it up at the Nursery any time, or pick up at one of the breweries while Nursery staff are present. Schedule to be announced.
Cards must be returned to the Nursery by August 6th.

Bingo FB Cover (2)
National Child Abuse Prevention Month (6)

The month of April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
In 2020, we created a billboard with Champaign County CASA, Champaign County Children's Advocacy Center, and Stephen's Family YMCA to bring awareness, encourage advocacy, and recruit volunteers to help in our collective fight against child abuse. A variety of third party fundraisers are hosted in the month of April as part of our Partners in Prevention intiative!

Although the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our CAP Month events in 2020, we still created awareness through #WearBlueDay on April 3rd, BINGO and coloring pages for the little ones!

The Illinois Marathon's 2021 Race Weekend is officially set for Thursday, April 29 to Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Check back here at a later date to register for the 2021 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. "Fund-Racers" receive a Crisis Nursery Miles for Smiles team t-shirt when they raise at least $200. 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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