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Save The Date! The Cradle’s Holiday Appeal Begins Next Week!

Save The Date! The Cradle’s Holiday Appeal Begins Next Week!

As the holiday season approaches, all of us at The Cradle want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our donors!

Since 1923, your generosity has helped us provide support and counseling for thousands of courageous women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, loving shelter and expert medical care for babies whose futures are temporarily uncertain, adoption education for prospective parents, and lifelong wraparound support for all family members touched by adoption.

This is a pivotal time for The Cradle. As we prepare for our Centennial celebration, we’re continuing to focus efforts on ensuring sustainability for many years to come. Did you know that, according to the annual Giving USA report, last year Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity? Individual donors gave more than 68% of that total—mostly in end-of-year giving.

With this in mind, we ask that you consider The Cradle among your top-three charities for holiday giving this year. It costs more than $700,000 a year to operate The Cradle's one-of-a-kind, 24/7 onsite Nursery. Your gift makes a real difference in the lives of babies, birthmoms, and families who benefit from The Cradle's programs and services each and every day. We couldn’t do this with you, and we’re very grateful for your support!

Please be on the lookout for The Cradle’s Holiday Appeal letter, arriving in mailboxes beginning next week. Please open it, and please give from your heart.

You can always view a variety of donation options—including online and DAF giving—on our website at at For inquiries regarding gifts of stock or charitable bequests, kindly contact Cradle Vice President of Development Simone Wheeler at 847-733-3204 or

Thank you again for your continuing support, and may this holiday season be your family’s best ever!