Last days of Fill the Crib

By WEEK Reporter

April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 29, 2013 at 9:40 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- With one day remaining in the annual Fill the Crib campaign, local businesses along with the Crisis Nursery are looking for one final push of support.

As the primary fundraising event for the Crittenton Center, Fill the Crib has brought in a huge amount of supplies that will help support the center all year long.

Around thirty businesses in the area have offered their assistance throughout the course of the month in helping to bring in these donations for the center.

Among them was South Side Bank in Washington, where local support came in from some community members who weren't even associated with the bank.

"We've seen even some folks we've never seen before come in because they've seen the advertising and they care about the cause and that's ultimately what's most important," said Brad Mahony, the Assistant Vice President of South Side Bank. "We feel as a local bank that we need to support our local community, and part of that includes supporting local families and the agencies that go about helping them."

All month long, local businesses and community members have answered the call to support the Crisis Nursery.

The center offers help and supplies to families in need with young children, most of whom are under the age of six.

This annual campaign is designed to bring in donations that will aid the center in its work throughout the year, and community response has been overwhelming.

Crisis Nursery drop boxes will still be set up for donations through tomorrow.

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