Where to Donate

Drop off donations at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in Brighton, MA. Our loading dock is open for drop-offs Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm. If you would like to drop-off outside of scheduled hours, you may leave your donations in the 1-800-PACKRAT storage unit. Combination lock: 2002 (press lock in order to open it).

PARKING ALERT: Limited on-street parking may be accessed on and adjacent to 155 North Beacon Street. We encourage you to take public transportation or carpool. If you are dropping off or picking up donations, you can access our loading dock from Life Street.

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Please note, some donation bins will be changing this April! 

In an effort to streamline our processes, we’ll be changing the style of collection bins in some communities. These new units will be larger—helping ensure donations are more secure, and that quality items get to the children who need them most. We will only be collecting new and gently-used clothing and shoes at the collection units listed below, but we welcome and appreciate donations of books, toys and other children’s items at our Giving Factory in Brighton:

  • Concord (District Court)
  • Dover
  • Lexington (St. Brigid’s Parish)
  • Natick
  • Newton (Cold Spring Park)
  • Wellesley (Babson College)

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Find a drop-off location near you:

View Cradles to Crayons Donation Locations in a larger mapPlease review our donation guidelines before donating. If you are a group hosting a drive, contact info@cradlestocrayons.org to find a drop-off location that has the capacity to accept the large quantity collected.


Allston, Avon, Boston, Brighton, Brockton,CambridgeConcord,Dedham, Dover,Foxboro, Framingham,Gloucester,Hanover, Hingham, Lexington, Medfield, Medford, Methuen, Natick, Newton, North Attleboro, North DartmouthPlymouth,Sharon, Saugus, Stoughton, Watertown, Wellesley, West Roxbury, Winchester.

 

Allston

Rockland Trust 229 North Harvard Street, Allston, MA. Visit their website for hours of operation. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Avon

B.C. Tent & Awning, 25 Bodwell Street, Avon, MA. Donate Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), baby items, and like-new baby equipment. 

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Boston

More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore, 242 East Berkeley Street 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118. Drop off donations in bookstore on second floor. Tuesday – Friday: 10:30AM – 7PM; Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am-4pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing, footwear, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), new nursery items, and new school supplies.

Old Navy, South Bay Plaza, 8 Allstate Road, Boston, MA 02125. Monday – Saturday: 9:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-9:00pm.
Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.
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Old Navy, Millennium Tower, 430 Washington St., Boston, MA 02108. Monday – Saturday: 9:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-9:00pm.
Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Brighton

Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory, 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA. Our loading dock is open for drop-offs Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm. If you would like to drop-off outside of scheduled hours, you may leave your donations in the 1-800-PACKRAT unit. Combination lock: 2002 (press lock in order to open it). PARKING ALERT: Limited on-street parking may be accessed on and adjacent to 155 North Beacon Street. We encourage you to take public transportation or carpool. If you are dropping off or picking up donations, you can access our loading dock from Life Street.

Rockland Trust, 435 Market Street, Brighton, MA. Visit their website for hours of operation. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Cambridge

Whole Foods Market, Fresh Pond, 200 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138. Donate Monday – Sunday from 8AM – 10PM. Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing, footwear, and books (cannot accept toys or baby equipment).

Old Navy, Cambridgeside Galleria, 100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge, MA 02141. Donate Monday-Saturday from 10AM – 9PM, Sunday 11AM-7PM. Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing and footwear.

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Concord

Private Residence. Drop off by appointment only. Contact Deb at (646)621-3341 or debkav@me.com. Please leave drop-off items on the porch by the back door. Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing and books.

Concord District Court (Purple Cradles to Crayons donation bin in the rear parking lot) 305 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742. Accessible for drop-offs 24/7. Accepting new and like-new clothing.

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Dedham

Old Navy, Dedham Mall, 300 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026.
Donate Monday-Friday: 9:00am-9:30pm; Saturday: 9:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am- 8:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Dover

St. Dunstan’s Church (POD storage unit in parking lot with purple Cradles to Crayons banner). 18 Springdale Ave, Dover, MA 02030. Accessible for drop-offs 24/7. Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), baby items, like-new baby equipment, and new school supplies. Combination lock code: 1984 (in order to open, press lock in).

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Foxboro

Patriot Place, Two Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA 02035. Drop off donations in the 1-800-packrat unit in the top corner of Lot 12A near Bed Bath and Beyond. Regular hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm & Sundays from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), baby items, baby equipment, and new school supplies. 

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Framingham

Old Navy, Shoppers World Mikas, 1 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701.
Donate Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-9:30pm; Friday and Saturday: 9:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am- 8:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Gloucester

Private Residence, 37 Langsford Street, Gloucester (Lanesville section), MA. Please leave drop-off items by the back door. Donate new and like-new clothing, books, and baby items. For questions, please contact Susan at (978) 281-4370 or atesusanonly@yahoo.com.

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Hanover

Old Navy, Hanover Mall, 1775 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.
Donate Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm- 6:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Hingham

Old Navy, Hingham Shipyard, 5 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, MA 02043.
Donate Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-9:30pm; Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am- 7:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Lexington

St. Brigid Parish (Purple Cradles to Crayons Donation Bin). 2001 Mass. Ave, Lexington, MA 02421. Accessible for drop-offs 24/7. Accepting new and like-new clothing. 

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Medfield

Wheelock School (1-800-PACKRAT storage unit in parking lot with purple Cradles to Crayons sign). 17 Elm St, Medfield, MA 02052. Accessible for drop-offs 24/7. Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), baby items, like-new baby equipment, and new school supplies. Combination lock code: 1984 (in order to open, press lock in)

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Medford

Temple Shalom (24/7 access 1-800-PACKRAT storage unit in parking lot). 475 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155. Accessible for drop-offs 24/7. Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), baby items, like-new baby equipment, and new school supplies.  Combination lock code: 2155 (in order to open, press lock in)

Whole Foods Market (Inside of market), 300 Middlesex Ave., Medford, MA. Donate Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing, footwear and books (cannot accept baby equipment).

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Methuen

Old Navy  90 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen, MA 01844.
Donate Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-10:00pm;Sunday: 9:00am- 8:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.


Natick

AJ Rose Flooring, 599 Worcester Street (Route 9 West) Natick, MA 01760. Drop off in 1-800-PackRat unit in the green fenced enclosure. Accessible for drop-offs 24/7. Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), baby items, like-new baby equipment, and new school supplies. Combination lock code: 1984 (in order to open, press lock in).

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Newton

Cold Spring Park, Beacon Street, Newton, MA 02461. Collection Unit accessible to the public 24/7. Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), baby items, like-new baby equipment, and new school supplies. Combination lock code: 1977 (in order to open, press lock in).

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North Attleboro

Old Navy, Fashion Crossing, 1250 S Washington Street, North Attleborough, MA 02760.
Donate Monday-Friday: 9:00am-9:30pm; Saturday: 9:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am- 8:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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North Dartmouth

Old Navy, North Dartmouth Mall, 130 N Dartmouth Mall, North Dartmouth, MA 02747.
Donate Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am- 6:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Plymouth

Old Navy, Village at Colony Place, 192 Colony Place, Plymouth , MA 02360.
Donate Monday-Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am-9:30pm; Sunday: 10:00am- 7:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Sharon

Everwood Day Camp, 125 Lakeview Street, Sharon, MA 02067. NOTE: This drop-off location is CLOSED from June 27th-August 26th.
Please call (781) 694-5829 to schedule a drop-off. (Monday-Friday 9:00am- 4:00pm). Please check in at the camp office when you arrive. Accepting new and like-new clothing, footwear and children’s books.

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Saugus

Old Navy, Square One, 1277 Broadway Street, Saugus, MA 01906.
Donate Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:30pm; Sunday: 11:00am- 6:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Stoughton

Isaac’s Moving and Storage, 181 Campanelli Parkway, Stoughton, MA 02072.  Donate Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm. Use the entrance that says “OFFICE” and tell an employee that you are dropping off donations.  Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, baby items, like-new baby equipment, and new school supplies. 

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Watertown

Old Navy, Arsenal, 485 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Donate Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am- 6:00pm. Accepting new and like-new clothing and footwear.

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Wellesley

Babson College (1-800-PACKRAT storage unit in lower Hollister parking lot with purple Cradles to Crayons banner). 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA. Lock Combo: 1984 (press lock in order to open it). Accessible for drop-offs 24/7.Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, small toys (no stuffed animals or large plastic play sets), baby items, like-new baby equipment, and new school supplies. Campus Directions: Enter through the Babson Campus Main Entrance, take your second left onto Map Hill Drive, then take your first right into Hollister parking lot. Take a right into the lower parking lot behind Hollister Hall & the Reynold’s Campus Center. Look for the purple Cradles to Crayons storage unit.

Jammin’ With You!, 12B Mica Lane, Wellesley, MA 02481. Donate Monday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Contact Shana Gondelman at shana@jamminwithyou.com for more details. Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing and coats (newborn-adult medium), sneakers and boots, and books.

Music Together, 31 Central Street, Wellesley, MA. Donate Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm. Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing and coats (newborn-adult medium), sneakers and boots, books and like-new baby equipment.

Wellesley Dental Group, 5 Seaward Rd. Wellesley Hills, MA. Donate during business hours. Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing only.

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West Roxbury

Private Residence, Drop-off by appointment only, please call Cathy Ware to schedule a drop-0ff at (617) 469-6845. Accepting new and like-new clothing, new school supplies, and like-new baby equipment.

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Westwood

Rockland Trust, 670 High Street, Westwood, MA 02090. Mon – Wed: 8:30AM – 4:30PM; Thurs & Fri 8:30AM – 6:00PM; Sat: 9:00AM – 3:00PM.  Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, and new school supplies.

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Winchester

Liena’s, 45 Church Street, Winchester, MA. Visit website for hours of operation. Accepting new and like-new children’s clothing, books, and baby items.
Private Residence, 53 Henry Street, Winchester, MA. Please leave drop-off items on the front porch. Before dropping off donations, please contact Kelly at (617) 899-2657 or at kjd106@verizon.net. Accepting new and like-new clothing, books, and baby items.

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