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.
Cradles to Crayons relies on corporations for the financial support, collection drives, and volunteer hours we need to help thousands of local children thrive. A partnership with Cradles to Crayons can increase your company’s visibility, creates goodwill among key constituencies, and helps achieve business goals. Most importantly, you can work with us to make a positive difference in the lives of local children in need. There are three primary ways that corporations engage with Cradles to Crayons:
Support Our Work: Corporate funding represents more than 40% of Cradles to Crayons’ annual revenue. Corporations support Cradles to Crayons’ programs and sponsor signature Cradles to Crayons events including the Backpack-A-Thon and the Un-Gala. Companies also donate funds to support their employees’ volunteer or product collection efforts. For more information, contact Susan Hight, Development Director.
Volunteer: Volunteering at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse provides an easy avenue for your employees to work together on a common cause. Our volunteer opportunities can provide up to 100 employees or more with a meaningful, productive, and fun team-building experience.
We are open for Corporate Groups Wednesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (or all day with one-hour break for lunch). For more information or to schedule, please contact Sarah Gray, Volunteer Logistics Coordinator.
Children’s Product Drive: Collecting new and gently used children’s items for Cradles to Crayons is a great way for companies to give back to the community without ever leaving the office. A Cradles to Crayons staff member will lead you along the way and provide you with collection toters, flyers, and other materials. For more information or to schedule your company’s collection, contact Renee Nicolo, Outreach Coordinator.
Have an idea for your company to support Cradles to Crayons in a different way? Cradles to Crayons is always looking for new and exciting ideas to partner with companies in ways that help local children while meeting your business and employee engagement goals. Please contact Susan Hight or (215) 836-0958, ext. 208, to discuss other creative engagement options.
Useful Corporate Group Volunteer information:
Cradles to Crayons Corporate Challenge
Cradles to Crayons seeks to celebrate and recognize the generous support of our corporate partners in a measurable and meaningful way. On a quarterly basis, Cradles to Crayons recognizes our top corporate partners through our “Corporate Challenge” program. Click here to see if your company has what it takes to be crowned a Cradles to Crayons Corporate Champion.
Please Note: Each participating child under the age of 18 will need a completed waiver form, signed by their parent/guardian, or they will not be able to volunteer. We welcome children age 6 and older to the Giving Factory. Please feel free to email us or call 215-836-0958 with any questions.