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"Adopt" a Non-Profit: The Baby Fold

Wednesday, March 23
Starts at 1:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Starting in March, during each quarter of the Museum’s fiscal year, we will be “adopting” a different local nonprofit to help collect much-needed items to assist fulfilling the needs of their patrons. Those who donate items to the Museum from the wish list of our “adopted” groups will be entered into a drawing for a special prize at the end of each quarter.

For this quarter (March through May), the Museum will be collecting items for The Baby Fold in Normal. Founded in 1902 (and celebrating their 120th anniversary this year), The Baby Fold was organized as a home to care for an increasing number of local orphaned children. Today, The Baby Fold serves over 1,200 individuals every year through 12 programs that wrap services around children and families across 28 counties in Central Illinois. The Baby Fold builds positive futures with children and families and strives to transform children’s lives through strong family and community partnerships.

Individuals who donate items from The Baby Fold’s wish list below will be entered into a drawing for a Museum-branded shoulder bag with several local history publications in it, and a voucher for tickets to The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees this fall! (Limited to one entry per person).

Additionally, in May, the Museum will host a temporary display of archival materials related to The Baby Fold outside of our Library on the second floor in honor of the 120th anniversary.
For more information or questions, please contact the Education Department at or (309) 827-0428. Thank you in advance!


Pull-Ups (all sizes)
Colored Pencils
Baby Gates
Gift cards for Big Box Stores (for clothing, bedding, etc.)