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2023 Events

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Events 2023

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Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois

- Art & Awareness Project, Month of April

Throughout the month of April, help Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month by participating in the Art & Awareness Project! This year's art prompt is "My heart feels happy when..." Each Crisis Nursery will host its own art exhibit so be sure to connect to your local Nursery to find out more details!

Brightpoint Bloomington Crisis Nursery  -  Crisis Nursery

Crisis Nursery of Effingham County -  Crittenton Centers

Maryville Academy  -  Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery

Brightpoint Rockford Crisis Nursery

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BRIGHTPOINT BLOOMINGTON CRISIS NURSERY

- #WEARBLUEDAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

The first Friday of Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized across the nation as #WearBlueDay! Wear your own blue on Friday, April 7th. Share a photo on social media with #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery.

Post a picture in your blue jeans, blue shirt, blue socks, or whatever blue you've got! Use #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois on facebook.

- TAKING STEPS TO END CHILD ABUSE COLOR RUN - SATURDAY, APRIL 22 9:30 A.M.

The annual race is in memory of young Jack and Duncan Leichtenberg of LeRoy, victims of 2009 domestic violence.

Please join us on Saturday, April 22nd for our run/walk to help change lives. All proceeds from the race benefit the Family Visitation Centerthe only one of its kind in the McLean County region. The center provides a safe, neutral, child-friendly environment for supervised visitation and exchanges for families where there is an active order of protection in place. Find more information here.

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crisis nursery in Urbana

- #WEARBLUEDAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

The first Friday of Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized across the nation as #WearBlueDay! Wear your own blue on Friday, April 7th. Share a photo on social media with #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery.

Post a picture in your blue jeans, blue shirt, blue socks, or whatever blue you've got! Use #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois on Facebook.

- INDUSTRIAL DONUT FUNDRAISER - APRIL 11TH-18TH

Between April 11th and April 18th, 20% of sales will be "dough-nated" to Champaign County CASA and Crisis Nursery in Urbana, IL. Stop by Industrial Donut at 501 Commerce Dr. in Savoy to get your "Blue Box"!

- MILES FOR SMILES - APRIL 27TH-29TH

Crisis Nursery has had the privilege of being a Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Charity Running Partner for over 10 years! Join the Miles for Smiles team and "FundRace" for Crisis Nursery. For more information, visit Crisis Nursery's website here.

- BLUE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, APRIL 30TH

On the last Sunday of April, faith communities across the nation will join together to recognize the important role we play in preventing child abuse and neglect. Keep children in your prayers and/or donate your offering to Crisis Nursery!

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Crisis Nursery of Effingham County

-ROCK FOR KIDS - SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST

The show opens with the St. Francis Children's Choir and then first up is Danny Shelton and The Bird Dogs followed by The Surviving Members.

Purchase tickets here. Every purchase supports Crisis Nursery of Effingham County's mission to provide free, 24/7/365 emergency child care to children birth through six years of age. None of this is possible without your continued support

-#WEARBLUEDAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

The first Friday of Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized across the nation as #WearBlueDay! Wear your own blue on Friday, April 7th. Share a photo on social media with #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery.

Post a picture in your blue jeans, blue shirt, blue socks, or whatever blue you've got! Use #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois on facebook.

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Crittenton Centers

- #WEARBLUEDAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

The first Friday of Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized across the nation as #WearBlueDay! Wear your own blue on Friday, April 7th. Share a photo on social media with #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery.

Post a picture in your blue jeans, blue shirt, blue socks, or whatever blue you've got! Use #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois on facebook.

- FILL THE CRIB - APRIL 1ST TO APRIL 30TH

News channel WEEK is once again hosting the community baby shower, "Fill the Crib" for Crittenton Centers, running from April 1st-30th. All items collected will benefit Crittenton Centers' Crisis Nursery and will aid in their effort of protecting and nurturing children and families. For more information, visit Crittenton Centers' website here!

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maryville academy

- #WEARBLUEDAY + Pinwheel planting - Tuesday, APRIL 4TH

Support our Maryville Crisis Nursery colleagues and wear blue on April 4! Email your photos to bernaben@maryvilleacademy.org.

Also on April 4, please join Maryville Academy staff and the children & their families for pinwheel planting at the Nursery!

- Children's Art & Awareness Exhibit - April 17th-21st

For more information, call 773-205-3637 or email crisisnursery@maryvilleacademy.org.

- SPRING LUNCHEON - TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

This event includes a reception, lunch and the program. Christine James-Brown, President and CEO of Child Welfare League of America, Inc. will be the guest speaker and Gaynor Hall, General Assignment Reporter for WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine will be emceeing this event! RSVP by March 31. For more information, visit Maryville Academy's website here.

- STUFF THE BUS - SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Bring something from Maryville Crisis Nursery's wish list and "stuff the bus!" The bus will be located at Maryville Academy's Des Plaines Campus (1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois).

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Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery

- #WEARBLUEDAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

The first Friday of Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized across the nation as #WearBlueDay! Wear your own blue on Friday, April 7th. Share a photo on social media with #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery.

Post a picture in your blue jeans, blue shirt, blue socks, or whatever blue you've got! Use #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois on facebook.

- PINWHEEL GARDEN - APRIL 1ST TO APRIL 30TH

Every year, the staff and kids at the Nursery plant a pinwheel garden to bring awareness to child abuse prevention. This year, the Crisis Nursery will "grow" their garden all month by adding pinwheels for each $10 donation made now through the end of April. Recognize a parent, sibling, teacher, coach, or anyone who helped you have a happy childhood.

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BRIGHTPOINT ROCKFORD CRISIS NURSERY

- #WEARBLUEDAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH

The first Friday of Child Abuse Prevention Month is recognized across the nation as #WearBlueDay! Wear your own blue on Friday, April 7th. Share a photo on social media with #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery.

Post a picture in your blue jeans, blue shirt, blue socks, or whatever blue you've got! Use #WearBlueDay and tag Crisis Nursery Coalition of Illinois on facebook.

- 3RD ANNUAL KIDS & COPS DOUGHNUT RUN - SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH 8 A.M.

Children's Home & Aid advances the well-being of children by investing in families to disrupt the systemic and multi-generational cycle of racial, social and economic inequality. We could not do this work without your support. Find more information here.