MLK Day of Service – Donation Drop-off Community Drive:
MLK Day 2016 was our largest region-wide collection to support Greater Philadelphia's Martin Luther King Day of Service! Click to see our photo album!
On Saturday, December 5th, we had a special day of service to help local children in need fight the cold.
Missed the event? Check out our photo album here.
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.
Main Location & Hours:
- Donations are accepted at:
Cradles to Crayons warehouse at 30 Clipper Rd., West Conshohocken, PA 19428
(Click here for directions.)
- In-person drop-off hours occur on:
Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm and Fridays, 10:30am – 12:30pm
- For after-hours donations: A PACK-RAT storage unit is located in our parking lot for your convenience.
If donating outside of regular business hours, please place donations in the storage unit.
- If you have an unusually large donation, please contact our Outreach team at email@example.com, so we can ensure someone will be able to assist you.
- A donation tax receipt should be filled out & accompany your donations. Click here to print a receipt. Receipts are also available during business hours at the warehouse, and in the PACK-RAT storage unit after hours.
Current & Upcoming Public Community Collection Drives:
Click here to see a list of larger-scale current & upcoming donation collection drives, where you can drop off your donations with no appointment necessary.
Community Drop-Off Sites (Volunteer):
*Please note* Donations can also be dropped off at the following volunteer-hosted Community Drop-Off Sites managed by dedicated Cradles to Crayons volunteers. Many of our volunteers have generously allowed us to use their homes and businesses as drop sites for your convenience. Due to limited space, these sites can only accept up to a car trunk load of donations per visit. Please contact the site volunteer, listed below, for further details, as these drop-off locations are by appointment only.
- Bensalem Area
Neshaminy Mall*, 707 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA 19020
Donate Monday through Friday between 9:30am-5pm at the Mall Management Office (located in the AMC Theater wing)
*To make drop off arrangements outside of the hours listed above, please contact Colby at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Feasterville Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Lisa
- Lower Makefield / Yardley Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Alexa
- Perkasie/Doylestown Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Renee
- Warrington Area (at BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Kate
*Please plan to drop off Sunday mornings, 9:00am to 12:00noon. Please email first to set up a meeting.
Click here to be directed to the church website.
- Berwyn Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Gina
- Chester Springs Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Kara
- Downingtown Area
Downingtown Playdium, 3949 Lincoln Hwy, Downingtown, PA 19335
Mon. – Fri., 10:00am – 6:00pm
**Donate clothes, shoes, books and small toys only
Contact Jesse or Pam at email@example.com or call 610-624-1294
- Malvern Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Mary Jo
- Chadds Ford / Glen Mills Area
First Cornerstone Bank
51 Woodland Dr., Glen Mills, PA 19342
Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm;
- Media Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Stephanie at Liberty Mutual Insurance office,
Mon. – Fri., 8:00am – 6:00pm
- Springfield/Swarthmore/Wallingford Area
Swarthmore United Methodist Church
129 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Sunday - Friday, 9:30am-7:30pm
Donate in the box located in the church's front lobby.
No appointment necessary
- Blue Bell Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Terri
- Hatboro Area
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
- *Donate new and gently used children's essential items Monday through Friday between 9am-4pm. No appointment necessary.
- King of Prussia Area
BEST WESTERN PLUS The Inn at King of Prussia - Lobby127 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406
*Donate new & gently-used winter items like coats, boots, hats, gloves & scarves
- Lower Gwynedd Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Sara
- City of Philadelphia - Manayunk Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Cyndi
- City of Philadelphia - Old City Area (No appointment necessary)
Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints
139 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tuesday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm and Saturday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
- Logan / Ogontz / Fern Rock Area
Philadelphia Elks Lodge
4932 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19141
*Drop-offs will be taken the 4th Saturday of each month, September - June
For more information, contact Hellen
- Mt. Airy Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Norma
CAMDEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
- Voorhees Area
Drop-off by appointment - CLICK HERE to arrange with Sara
Host a Community Drop-Off Site!
“Hosting a drop-off site for Cradles to Crayons has been such a rewarding experience. It’s great being a resource for people in Delaware County to drop off their new and gently-used children’s items. It’s also a great way to meet new people from our community.” Robin B. of Brookhaven
"I have a new baby, so it has been fun to meet other parents in the neighborhood as they re-cycle and re-purpose baby items for Cradles to Crayons. It is an easy thing to do. I feel good to make it easier for others to drop off locally to help children who desperately need these things." Rick D. of Old City
Drop-off locations are especially needed in Chester and Bucks Counties. Please contact Renée at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on hosting a drop-off site.