Needs & Wish List

Thank you for thinking of Crisis Nursery!

At Crisis Nursery, we believe Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength. Families that call our crisis line are experiencing circumstances that put them in a situation where they need a little extra help. Each crisis looks different and to meet these needs, we partner with YOU.

With your help, Crisis Nursery distributed $47,468 worth of basic needs to families. Below you will find a list of items that would be beneficial to have readily available.

Due to health and safety concerns, as well as limited storage space, we are not able to accept the following donations:
Car seats, used bottles, used books, used underwear/shoes/socks, out of season clothing, stuffed animals, used toys, adult or maternity clothing, cribs, or furniture.
Open boxes of diapers are OK, but plastic sleeves must be unopened.

While we cannot accept these donations, we encourage you to reference our list of community partners who might be in need. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

Administrative line: 217.337.2731
Administrative office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM


Greatest NeedS

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Diapers - Strong Need for Size 5 and 6
Baby Wipes
In-Season Clothing - Strong Need for Boys sizes 18-24m and 6T, Girls size 3T
Clorox Wipes & Lysol Spray
Formula - Strong need for Enfamil Infant, Emfamil AR, and Similac Pro-Advance
Individualized snacks - Go-Go Squeeze, Animal Crackers, Teddy Graham, That's It Fruit Bars, Ritz Bits, Little Bites Muffins

Wish List (5 x 5 in) (1)


Baby Wipes
Formula - Generic or Brand: Infant, Prosobee, Gentlease, Pro-Sensitive
Strong need for Enfamil Infant, Pro-Advance, and AR
In-Season Clothing - Can be gently used

Wish List (5 x 5 in) (3)


Clorox Wipes
Hand Soap
Lysol Spray
Hand Sanitizer
Tote Bags

Wish List (5 x 5 in) (2)


Carol's Daughter Almond Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
Leave in Conditioner
Brushes & Combs
Suave 3-in-1 Kids Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash
Dish Soap
Laundry Detergent
Dryer Sheets

Wish List (5 x 5 in) (4)

For Fun

Dress Up Clothes
Coloring Books
Finger Paint
Splash/Craft Mats
Fubbles Sky High Bubble Machine
Paint Puck Paint Brush Cleaner Rinse Cups
11 x 17 Construction Paper

Wish List (5 x 5 in)


Gerber Baby Food
Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks
Chips or Pringles
Oreos or Cookies
Fruit Roll Ups
Animal Crackers
Teddy Grahams
Go-Go Squeeze Applesauce, Yogurt, or Smoothie Pouches
Ritz Bits
Little Bites Muffins
Mac & Cheese Cups
That's It Fruit Bars
*Individualized Packages are Best*

Wish List (5 x 5 in) (5)

Gift Cards

Gas Cards
Bus Passes

Amazon & Wal-Mart

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Amazon Wish List

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WalMart Wish List

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