Ready for School


For almost a decade, Cradles to Crayons—with the generous support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers—has been sending children in need to school ready to fulfill their potential. Find out how you can help get local kids Ready for School.


Most Needed Items

Most Needed Items are immediate needs of children's essential items in our warehouse. The most prevalent out-of-stock items are new underwear & socks, pants, winter coats, and books. 

Click here for details about our out-of-stock items.

Does Your Family Need Assistance?

If you are an individual that needs assistance, we want to help. Please consult our list of social service agencies to find a partner agency in your neighborhood.

If you are an agency looking for support, become a distribution partner.

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Cradles to Crayons serves as a resource for communities in-need and a hub of civic engagement in Philadelphia.

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.

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