As you begin to declutter, do so with purpose: Think about the items your family can no longer use -- clothes your kids have outgrown, books they've read and reread -- and consider donating to Cradles to Crayons.
Join in our Spring Greening effort and clean out your closets with the purpose of recycling those items to help area children in need.
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.
Donations of new and nearly new children's items are what make the Giving Factory possible, and make it so efficient and effective. We accept donations of new and nearly new clothing, shoes, books, baby items, and school supplies for kids ages 0 to 12.
Wondering what to do with those clothes that your children barely wore, before they outgrew them? Want a place to recycle that stroller or those children’s books so that other kids can enjoy them, too? Working with our partner social-service organizations, Cradles to Crayons gives your new and nearly new children's items to deserving children around the greater Philadelphia region area.
We can only accept quality items - goods that “our” children will be proud to own, and which will help make them feel valued. Help us by donating only clothes that are in good condition, baby equipment that is safe and sound, school supplies that are unopened, and so on.
For more information about what we need and what we can accept, please review our donation quality standards. Please note: due to recent drop side crib recalls, we are no longer accepting any cribs.
To find out about our special “Celebrate a Milestone” program - whereby goods can be collected and donated through all kinds of special milestones such as birthdays and graduations.
Corporations also help us by donating excess or outdated inventory that is suitable for use by young children. Learn more about donations of goods by corporations.