Ready for School lays the foundation for school success by supplying children with the basics they need to succeed in the classroom.
Participate in Ready for School by volunteering, donating funds & supplies, or bringing your corporate group to Backpack-A-Thon to stuff 22,000 backpacks for kids in need.
Gear Up for Baby recognizes the specialized needs of the youngest children we serve – those aged 0 to 24 months. Help us help babies in need across the region by donating funds, time, and baby product.
Visit our Virtual Baby Shower to find out how you can help!
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.
Ready for School Program
Getting Local Kids Ready to Learn From Head to Toe.
The first day of school is right around the corner, and we want to make sure that every child will start the school year off on the right foot.
Cradles to Crayons' Ready for School campaign helps lay the foundation for school success by providing students across the five-county Philadelphia region with the basic back-to-school tools that they need to succeed in class and fit in with their peers, from clothing to shoes to a new backpack filled with crayons, pencils, notebooks, and other age-appropriate school supplies.
Join us in helping children get ready to learn from head to toe.
It's easy to get involved. You can help local children by:
Donating your TIME. Volunteer at our warehouse. CLICK HERE for more information.
Donating MONEY. CLICK HERE Just $25 helps provide a child in-need with essential items for beginning of school.
Purchase items directly from our AMAZON WISH LIST: CLICK HERE
Donate your new and gently used ITEMS by hosting a drive- CLICK HERE
If you are interested in sponsoring our annual Backpack-A-Thon event - CLICK HERE