Cradles to Crayons serves as a resource for communities in-need and a hub of civic engagement in Greater 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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Help provide local children with the essential items they need to thrive: at home, at school and at play.

View the photo gallery from our recent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service!

Our recurring low-inventory items are new underwear, new socks, pants, winter coats and boots.
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Support our program of recycling gently-used essential items for children in need.

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