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.
Thank you to our sponsors:
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.
Shire's Big Give to Benefit Cradles to Crayons
Shire’s Big Give is an annual region-wide community donation drive to help children in need. Schools, families, companies and community groups are invited to donate new and gently used clothing, coats, books, toys, baby safety equipment, school supplies, and any item a child between 0-12 might need to Big Give events in Philadelphia.
Who: You and others: families, friends, schools, sports teams, businesses, community groups—all are invited—spread the word!
What: Bring new and nearly new children’s clothing, coats, shoes, books, toys, baby equipment, and school supplies.
When: Donations will be collected on: Friday, October 12, Noon - 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 13, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm (please see list of regional drop-off locations for Saturday)
Where: Wilson Farm Park, Chesterbrook Corporate Center (Chesterbrook exit off Rt. 202)
(please see list of regional drop-off locations for Saturday)
How: You bring the donations. We collect, sort and distribute these basic essentials, free of charge, to thousands of Philadelphia-area kids who need them most.
Be part of the solution: Host a collection bin! You can make a difference for a child in need.
Need more information? Visit http://ShireBigGive.com
REGIONAL DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
595 West State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Wilson Farm Park
500 Lee Road
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
Swarthmore Community Center Parking lot
715 Harvard Avenue
(off of Route 320)
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Nile Swim Club
513 South Union Avenue
Yeadon, PA 19050
Cradles to Crayons - Giving Factory
30 Clipper Road
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Philadelphia City Institute Free Library of Philadelphia
1905 Locust Street
(19th & Locust on W. Rittenhouse Square)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Stop in the library to get a free Free Library card to borrow children’s and adult books and films, and enjoy access to free wifi and free public computers.
• Clothing (Newborn-Kids size 14/16 and Adult size small)
• New socks and underwear
• Shoes, sneakers, boots (infant/child sizes 0–13 and youth/adult sizes 2–8)
• Winter coats
• Baby supplies: diaper bags, crib bedding
• Baby equipment: infant car seats, baby carriers, pack ‘n’ plays
• New baby products: diapers, wipes
• Puzzles and games
• Toys smaller than 24"
• New school/art/craft supplies
• Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls
• Batteries, especially C and AA