About Us

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

How does it work?

  • New and gently-used children’s goods come to the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse by way of donations from families and individuals, corporations, and products drives held by community groups.
  • Volunteers come to our warehouse to inspect, sort, and package all donations into “C2C KidPacks,” individualized packages of essential children’s items ordered for specific kids living in need.
  • Our social service agency partners place orders for the children they serve. Once an order is filled, the requesting partner picks up the KidPacks from the Giving Factory and distributes them directly to the children they were ordered for.