You can help our local crisis nursery, which opens its doors to parents at risk for abuse or who are in crisis and need emergency childcare, by placing a donation under the decorated Beanie Baby Bears tree in the lobby at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. As a gift back to you, the nursery invites you to take a bear from the tree to take home. A few suggestions for donations are: diapers, size 4 and 5; canned vegetables, liquid Lysol; toilet paper; laundry detergent; Kleenex; and copy paper. Another way to help out the nursery is to bring your kids to its Children’s Holiday Store Nov. 27-30 so they can shop for gifts for the family. The store is open Tuesday through Friday from 4-8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 12-5 p.m. at The Yard Shopping Center, 1650 W. Wabash Ave, Suite F.
Angel Tree: Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery
Nov. 24-Dec. 22
112 North Sixth St.