Make sure your kids have essentials like diapers and wipes by visiting these community events.
The Crisis Nursery is hosting a diaper giveaway for parents in St. Charles County this month. Your kids must be between the ages of 0 and 12 to qualify for free diapers. Wipes, children's books, bags of food, formula, and other essentials are available on a first come, first serve basis.
The first event is scheduled for August 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second event is scheduled for August 13, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The diaper giveaway events are located in St. Charles County, and location information will be provided after parents register. Families can register for either event by contacting the Crisis Nursery at (636) 940-0742. Both family events are sponsored by the Community and Children's Resource Board (CCRB) of St. Charles County. A flyer about the events is available online.
What is the Crisis Nursery?
The Crisis Nursery is a local organization that helps keep parents and kids safe. When a parent feels overwhelmed or needs childcare for an unexpected emergency, such as a hospital visit, Crisis Nursery is there to help. The organization was founded approximately 35 years ago and has been open throughout the pandemic. More than 120,000 kids have received services since Crisis Nursery first opened its doors.
Services for families in St. Charles County are provided free of charge and include:
- 24-hour short-term childcare for kids in need
- Art and play therapy
- Family empowerment program
- Parent education groups and classes
- Referrals to community resources such as food pantries
- Latinx outreach program for Spanish-speaking families
Parents can receive 24-hour support from Crisis Nursery by calling (314) 768-3201. Services are available every day of the year, including weekends and holidays. Locations are scattered throughout St. Charles County and St. Louis County, including buildings in St. Charles, Wentzville, Ferguson, and Festus. In total, there are 5 nursery locations and 10 outreach centers for the Crisis Nursery in Missouri.
Missouri residents interested in supporting the Crisis Nursery can attend one of its fundraising events, such as the Razzle Dazzle Gala scheduled for October 23, 2021 or the upcoming Celebrity Night later this month. You can also donate to the organization by purchasing diapers, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other items from its Amazon wish list. Crisis Nursery requests that all toy donations are for toys that do not promote violence.
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