November 18, 2022

Yolo Crisis Nursery Seeks Donations on Giving Tuesday

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy, Davis Enterprise, November 18, 2022

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29 and the Yolo Crisis Nursery is seeking to raise $100,000 to keep serving children whose families are in crisis during the holiday season.

The crisis nursery, located in Davis, provides respite care for those children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With $100,000 in donations on Giving Tuesday, the nursery will be able to provide 250 stays for children in need of a safe place and nurturing care; 4,000 warm and nutritious meals; and 500 care packages of essentials like clothing, food, diapers, formula, shoes, and blankets.

Thanks to four donors who have come forward, the nursery will receive a dollar-for-dollar matching gift of up to $30,000 for all Giving Tuesday donations received by midnight.

Those donors include the Brattesani Family Charitable Trust, Andrew and Thea Minsk, and two families who have chosen to remain anonymous, according to the crisis nursery.

“This match will double your donation’s impact and will fund the life-altering, life-saving services currently offered from our small, 1,400-square-foot rental home,” the crisis nursery announced this week.

Down the road, thanks to generous donors, city and county funds and a fundraising campaign, the Yolo Crisis Nursery will have a new, much larger and modern home, but it remains in smaller quarters for now, helping families in crisis.

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