Urbana's Crisis Nursery seeks more votes for website makeover

URBANA – Crisis Nursery is urging the public to vote for it in an online voting contest, in hopes of winning a website makeover worth $10,000.

The Urbana-based not-for-profit organization is one of 10 finalists in a contest sponsored by LRS Web Solutions, a division of Levi, Ray & Shoup. Whichever organization gets the most votes by midnight Aug. 20 wins the makeover.

One vote a day is allowed from each e-mail address. To vote, go to the Levi, Ray & Shoup website,  or the Crisis Nursery website, and click on the "Big Website Makeover" banner at the top of the page.

"We have been looking for ways to improve our Web presence," said Stephanie Record, executive director of the Crisis Nursery.

Winning the contest would allow that, and the nursery could put money that had been designated for a website toward other programs.

Other central Illinois organizations that are finalists in the contest include:

– Computer Banc.

– Crimestoppers of Sangamon & Menard Counties.

– Elizabeth Ann Seton Program.

– Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters.

– Helping Hands of Springfield.

– Illinois Search Dogs.

– Lincoln Land Down Syndrome Society.

– Senior Services of Central Illinois.

– Youth Service Bureau.

Most of the organizations are based in Springfield. Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters is based in Peoria, and Illinois Search Dogs is based in Bloomington.

As of midday Thursday, Crisis Nursery was leading the voting with nearly 37 percent of total votes cast. In second place was the Crimestoppers organization, with 17 percent.

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