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The onset of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of quality early childhood education to a community’s, and the nation’s, economic welfare. While many early childcare centers across the nation have closed due to lack of funding, The Day Nursery has taken steps to ensure we can continue to provide quality early care and education to the community for another 100 years.

However, we need the continued support of the community. We need YOUR continued support.

Please consider making a gift today. Your gift, of any size, makes an impact on the young lives we serve. A monthly gift is a budget easy way to make a bigger impact!

CARES ACT INFORMATION

The new federal law enacted in response to the COVID-19 crisis expands charitable giving incentives and allows taxpayers who take the standard deduction to also deduct up to $300 of charitable contributions to qualified charities for the 2020 tax year. For those who itemize deductions, the CARES Act allows for cash contributions to qualified charities, such as The Day Nursery, to be deducted up to 100% of adjusted gross income for the 2020 tax year.

Together we can unlock the potential in every child to create a strong educational foundation that lasts a lifetime. Become a Day Nursery Champion for Children through our monthly giving program. Donate here and choose the recurring donation option.

Check
Checks may be mailed to:
The Day Nursery
1139 Randolph St.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Please make checks payable to The Day Nursery and indicate your giving designation, if any, in the memo line.

Matching Gifts

Many employers participate in a matching gift program, giving you the opportunity to double or even triple your contribution to The Day Nursery. Please ask your employer if they have a matching gift program.

Gifts of Stock

Giving appreciated stock to The Day Nursery is a strategic way to increase tax savings – you can claim an income tax charitable deduction and avoid paying the capital gains tax you would pay if you had sold the stock, rather than give it to therapy. Contact Cari Christoff, cchristoff@thedaynursery.org for instructions on how to donate stock.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Donors may recommend grants from their DAF to IRS-approved 501 © (3) public charities. The Day Nursery is a qualified charity.

Donors may make a gift from a DAF to The Day Nursery as a one-time gift, an annual gift, or designate The Day Nursery as a beneficiary of all or part of the DAF after the donor is deceased. Donors may not use their DAF to purchase event tickets or for any other gift where they receive goods or services.

Information requested by Fund Administrators:
Legal Name: Oak Park River Forest Day Nursery
Tax ID Number: 36-2182082
Incorporated: 1912
Address: 1139 Randolph St., Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: (708) 383-8211

Planned Giving

Your planned gift creates a legacy that lives on and ensures The Day Nursery can continue to provide quality early childhood education for future generations. By communicating your intention to leave a gift to The Day Nursery in your estate plan, you become a member of the Elizabeth Charlton Legacy Society

How Your Donation Helps


  • $35 pays for one hour of a Teaching Team (1 teacher, 1 teaching assistant)
  • $105 covers the cost of 3 Teaching Teams / hour
  • $250 pays for one full day of a Teaching Team
  • $1,500 provides one Teaching Team for a week
  • $5,000 pays for one month of a Teaching Team
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The Power to Effect Change

Together we can unlock the potential in every child to create a strong educational foundation that lasts a lifetime. Become a Day Nursery Champion for Children through our monthly giving program.

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