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

Download our Greatest Needs list here.


Greatest Needs

Updated 5/23/24
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Food & Formula
Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil ProSoBee, Enfamil AR, Similac 360
Toddler meals - pasta pickups, mac & cheese cups
Art Supplies* (please see Amazon & WalMart Wish Lists below for specifics)

Boys size 4 underwear*
Girls size 6 panties*
Newborn - 9/12 month socks*
Summer 2T+ clothing (boys & girls)

Baby wipes
2T/3T, 3T/4T and 4T/5T pull-ups*
Size 4 diapers*
Clorox wipes
Lysol spray

*Must be new

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)


Diaper Cream
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
WASHABLE Finger Paint
Splash/Craft Mats
Fubbles Sky High Bubble Machine
Paint Puck Paint Brush Cleaner Rinse Cups
11 x 17 Construction Paper
Outdoor play items for children under 2 years old

Wish List (5 x 5 in)


Ketchup (Does not need to be in single serving packages)
Gerber Baby Food (Breakfast or Dinner)
Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks
Chips or Pringles
Oreos or Cookies
That's It Fruit Bars and Fruit Roll Ups
Animal Crackers and Teddy Grahams
Gogurt, Go-Go Squeeze Applesauce, Yogurt, or Smoothie Pouches
Ritz Bits
Little Bites Muffins
Mac & Cheese Cups
Chef Boyardee Cups
K Cups (for staff)
*When possible individualized packages are best*

Wish List (5 x 5 in) (5)

Gift Cards

Gas Cards
Bus Passes
Sam's Club

Amazon & Wal-Mart

Amazon Wish List

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WalMart Wish List

Shop our Wal-Mart Registry for Good and have your in-kind donation delivered directly to the Nursery!

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