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Corporate Engagement

Cradles to Crayons relies on corporations for the financial support, collection drives, and volunteer hours we need to help thousands of local children thrive. A partnership with Cradles to Crayons can increase your company’s visibility, create goodwill among key constituencies, and help achieve business goals. Most importantly, you can work with us to make a positive difference in the lives of local children in-need. There are three primary ways that corporations engage with Cradles to Crayons:

Support Our Work: Corporate funding represents more than 40% of Cradles to Crayons’ annual revenue. Corporations support Cradles to Crayons’ programs and sponsor signature C2C events including the Backpack-A-Thon and the Un-Gala. Companies also donate funds to support their employees’ volunteer or product collection efforts. For more information contact Julie Lima, Director of Development at julie@cradlestocrayons.org.

Volunteer: Volunteering at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse provides an easy avenue for your employees to work together on a common cause. Our volunteer opportunities can provide up to 100 employees or more with a meaningful, productive, and fun team-building experience. For more information or to schedule your company’s volunteer shift, contact Angela Martano, Corporate Engagement Associate, at angela@cradlestocrayons.org.

Children’s Product Drive: Collecting new and gently used children’s items for Cradles to Crayons is a great way for companies to give back to the community without ever leaving the office. A Cradles to Crayons staff member will lead you along the way and provide you with collection toters, flyers, and other materials. For more information or to schedule your company’s collection, contact Julia Boyaval at juliab@cradlestocrayons.org.

Have an idea for your company to support Cradles to Crayons in a different way? Cradles to Crayons is always looking for new and exciting ideas to partner with companies in ways that help local children while meeting your business and employee engagement goals. Please contact Julie Lima, Director of Development at julie@cradlestocrayons.org or (617) 779-4731 to discuss other creative engagement options.

Cradles to Crayons seeks to celebrate and recognize the generous support of our corporate partners in a measurable and meaningful way. On a quarterly basis, Cradles to Crayons recognizes our top corporate partners through our “Corporate Challenge” program. Click here to see if your company has what it takes to be crowned a Cradles to Crayons Corporate Champion.