On the town: Children's Holiday Shop brings in more than $33,000
The 21st Crisis Nursery Children's Holiday Shop was held at Lincoln Square on Dec. 7-14. The Children's Holiday Shop allows children to do their own holiday shopping for friends and family.
Volunteers help children shop for gifts ranging from $2 to $8 and help them wrap their gifts. Throughout the week, local celebrities volunteer, including University of Illinois athletes, the Parkland College golf team and University of Illinois cheerleaders.
More than $33,000 was raised from the Children's Holiday Shop. Proceeds will be used toward Crisis Nursery's general operating fund as well as their Safe Children and Strong Families program. Crisis Nursery creates an "Island of Safety" dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis.
To learn more about Crisis Nursery, call 217-337-2731 or visit http://www.crisisnursery.net.