Donating to Crittenton

Crittenton Centers offers many different opportunities for individuals and organizations to donate.  Whether one donates their money or time, please know that every gift is much needed and always appreciated.  All donations go to further our mission of protecting and nurturing children and families – something Crittenton Centers has been dedicated to doing since 1892.

Comparing Approaches To Giving

You can make a single payment or you can also set up a convenient recurring gift in which Crittenton Centers will charge your credit card the amount you specify each month until you tell us to stop by using the Donate button.

Children and Families

Crittenton Centers gladly accepts diapers, formula, new clothes, new educational toys, and other new infant & child-related items.

If you would like to donate new items please follow the steps listed below.  If you have any questions please contact Crittenton Centers by calling 309-674-0105.

  • Please bring new items to Crittenton Centers’ front entrance.
  • We request that donors fill out an in-kind donation form.
  • Let us know if you have time for a tour, we would love to show you our Center!

We are very thankful for all of the local groups who host their own baby showers or birthday parties and send us the presents! Please give us your name and address so that we can send you a proper thank you.

We are open for drop-off donations Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

For Stocking Stuffer Store

We accept new items to be utilized as inventory for the Stocking Stuffer Store which offers children the chance to shop for gifts for family members in December.  All proceeds from this store go directly back to the programs at Crittenton Centers.  Do you know of a group or store that has brand new items they would like to donate?  If you do, please contact Crittenton Centers at 309-674-0105.

For Silent Auction

We accept new items to be utilized at fundraising events throughout the year. All proceeds from this store go directly back to the programs at Crittenton Centers.  Do you know of a group or store that items they would like to donate?  If you do, please contact Crittenton Centers at 309-674-0105.

To pay by mail with a check:

  1. Make your check payable to Crittenton Centers.
  2. On the check’s memo line or in an attached note, specify how you would like to designate your gift. If you do not include a designation, your gift will be used for where it is needed most upon receipt.
  3. Mail your gift to

  4. Crittenton Centers
    Development Office
    442 W. John Gwynn Jr. Ave
    Peoria, IL 61615

We can help you turn a low-yield asset into a high-yield legacy.

Here’s how it works:

  • As a separate 501(c)(3) organization, the Crittenton Center Real Estate Foundation will assess the real property you would like to donate for compliance with our acceptance policies.
  • We facilitate administrative details including appraisals, inspections, and title work.
  • The net proceeds of your donated real property can be invested in a fund in behalf of Crittenton Centers.

There are three ways to donate real estate:

  • Give property outright
  • Establish a Life Estate
  • Create a Charitable Remainder or Lead Trust

Donations that may qualify:

  • House/Condominium
  • Apartment building
  • Vacation home
  • Commercial building
  • Farmland
  • Undeveloped land

Planned gifts have an enormous and lasting impact on children and families served by Crittenton Centers, creating a legacy for families that lasts for generations. Planned gifts also form part of an overall financial plan that can provide you with significant benefits. For example, planned gifts can help you maintain control of your assets during your lifetime, take advantage of a number of tax benefits, leave a legacy at Crittenton Centers, and possibly even provide income to yourself or others during your or their lifetime. Unlike gifts of cash, planned gifts typically come from assets in your estate, rather than disposable income.

For more information about how to start your journey to leaving a legacy for generations of children you can reach our Development Director, at

Many employees have the option of increasing their impact to the Crittenton Centers through their company’s matching gift program. Before making a gift please check with your employer about matching gift opportunities available to you. Many employers will match their employees and/or retirees’ gifts to non-profit organizations – allowing your gift to go twice as far—including year-end gifts!

Locally we have received matching gifts from Caterpillar, RLI Corp., and State Farm most often but most Human Resources departments maintain information about such programs as well as the appropriate forms needed for the matching gift.

If you need any support with this process from Crittenton Centers please email

If you are interested in generating a secure stream of income, reducing taxes, and helping the Crittenton Centers with a charitable gift, the we can work with you and your Professional Advisor to establish either a Charitable Gift Annuity or a Charitable Remainder Trust.

A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) is the reverse of the Charitable Remainder Trust. The Trust distributes income to a charity for a period of years or throughout your lifetime with the assets returning to you, or more typically, to family members. The CLT allows you to make a significant gift Crittenton Centers and transfer assets to family members with reduced or no gift and estate taxes.

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a common and effective estate planning tool designed to reduce the taxable income of individuals. A donor may use a CRT to disperse income to the trust beneficiaries (such as a spouse or other family member) for a specified period and donates the remainder to the designated charity.

Donor Advisors to funds at the Crittenton Centers may submit this form to designate a grant to an organization for specified purposes.

Thank you for your interest in having an event to benefit Crittenton Centers.  Being an ambassador is important to the work we do to protect and nurture children and families.  We are able to serve children and families because of your help.  Every gift of time, talent, and financial assistance helps us serve children and families at-risk.  Together, we can be apart of a Legacy Movement! With your help, we can continue to meet the needs of every child and family that comes through our doors.  Beyond our trained staff, your fundraiser helps us provide care for children in Crisis and a Family Services program.

GIVE AT WORK.  Some workplace fundraising ideas include:

  • Casual days
  • Bake-sales
  • Fitness events
  • Office games
  • Sports watch parties
  • Ice cream parties
  • Video game tournaments

KIDS THAT GIVE. When we raise children that understand the value and promise of working together to create a better community everyone is a winner.


Want to host a Third Party Fundraiser? We would love to partner with you! Please contact our Development & Marketing Director, before your event by emailing at or give us a call at 309-674-0105.

You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older, an IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.


  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization
  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions
  • Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts
  • Help further the work and mission of our organization

If you have any questions about an IRA charitable rollover gift, please contact We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

To make a gift of stocks, please inform Crittenton Centers Development Director, Brent Oest, of the company stock/mutual fund you intend to transfer or the approximate value of your gift and your stockbroker’s name and telephone number, as well as the gift designation to the endowment or unrestricted fund.

Information your financial advisor might need:

Crittenton Centers FEIN: 37-0661506

Our funds are managed through Cypress Asset Management whose phone number is (309) 679-9146 and they are located at 4814 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria Heights, IL 61616.

Our Development Director,  We look forward to assisting you and answering any questions you might have.

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