Ask your children what they remember about the Stocking Stuffer Store, and they’re bound to share memories of picking out gifts for their loved ones. They probably had no idea that they were helping the children and families who receive the care and support of the Crittenton Centers at the same time, but indeed they were. The joy of giving was strong in so many ways.
This year, we can’t host your little ones in our stores, but the Crittenton Centers still needs your help to provide for the staff to rock the babies in our Crisis Nursery; teachers to educate the children in our Child Development Center; and parent educators to support the parents in our Family Services Programs. And we always are in need of diapers, wipes, formula and other essentials to share with families in our community.
Help us keep the joy of giving alive by supporting our Stocking Stuffer Campaign. We encourage you to sit down with your child and visit our website to donate directly to Crittenton Centers -- your donation of any amount will go straight to the programs, services, and items that we provide to the children and families of the Peoria area.
You can help our mission even more if you share your family’s shopping experience on social media and use our profile picture frame on Facebook to help us spread the word. And check out our recommendations of books and movies that teach the gift of giving and enjoy them with your family.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” - Maya Angelou
Want to keep spreading the joys of giving, sharing, and friendship? Here are some stories families can read together (and watch our Facebook page for guest readers!):
The Spiffiest Giant in Town
Harold Loves His Wooly Hat
The Gift inside the Box
Pass it On
You Can Do It Sam
The Duckling Gets a Cookie
The Feel Good Book
The Giving Tree