Art Mart Wine Tasting

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn for the Art Mart Wine Tasting Benefiting Crisis Nursery! Because of your generosity, the Nursery raised over $9,000 for our programs and services. A special THANK YOU to our generous sponsors:

The Andersons Golf Benefit for Kids

Thank you to The Andersons for another successful event at their Annual Golf Benefit for Kids. This year's outing raised over $12,600 for Crisis Nursery. We appreciate your continued support of our programs and services! 


Dress Down to Stand Up for Kids

Throughout the year, businesses and schools in the community are dressing down and raising money for Crisis Nursery. For a suggested $5 donation, participants can dress down for the day - jeans day, pajama day, jersey day, funky hat day, etc. - and wear a sticker to show support for Crisis Nursery. Since inception in 2013, this fun, easy program has raised nearly $25,000 for Crisis Nursery. Thank you to everyone in the community for your support for this fun program! Interested in participating? Contact Development Specialist, Rachael Graham, at rgraham@crisisnursery.net or call 217-337-2731 for more information.

Interested in starting a third party fundraiser?

A third-party fundraising event is any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual where Crisis Nursery has no fiduciary responsibility and little or no staff involvement. A third party fundraiser is an outside group or individual that wishes to hold a promotion, event, or sale to benefit Crisis Nursery. 

Third party fundraisers are a great way to collect money and goods to donate to the Nursery. We are grateful for dollars raised through events – they helped us raise more than $58,000 in fiscal year 2010! Crisis Nursery encourages third party fundraisers (i.e. golf outings, marathons, sales and donations benefitting the Nursery, etc).

If you have an idea or plan for an event that will benefit Crisis Nursery, please reach out to us at 217-337-2731. 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.  Together, we will discuss your plan and provide guidance for success. Please review our Third Party Fundraiser Guidelines and Agreement. This document will need to be signed in order to move forward with your event 

Because of the volume of these requests, we cannot personally participate in each event that is proposed but will provide materials for your event about Crisis Nursery and the services we provide. As a reminder - please do not move forward with your plans until you have discussed your idea for a third party fundraiser with Special Events Coordinator. Thank you for your support of Crisis Nursery.

If you are interested in organizing an event that supports Crisis Nursery, please contact Rachael Graham at 217-337-2731 or rgraham@crisisnursery.net. Thank you for your interest and support!

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