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Every year, thousands of volunteers pass through the doors of the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse to roll up their sleeves and help disadvantaged children around the Boston, Greater Philadelphia, and Chicago areas. Together, youth and adults inspect, sort, and package all new and like-new donations into customized “KidPacks”.

Anyone age six and above can volunteer at the Giving Factory. Activities are appropriate and engaging for individuals, families, student and community groups and corporate groups. Our warehouse space allows us to accommodate large numbers of volunteers, so it provides an exceptional team-building experience for companies. Sign up for a two-hour shift on our website. You will work at a volunteer station such as Clothing Sort, Outfits, School Supplies, Shoes, Toys, or Shopping.

For those who are looking for leadership opportunities within Cradles to Crayons with a regular schedule of volunteer shifts, check out our Giving Corps.

Cradles to Crayons hosts multiple events with sponsorship opportunities that combine philanthropy with volunteer service. For additional sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, check out the Cradles to Crayons website specific to your location.

If you are bringing a group with kids under 18, we request that you please ensure that there is 1 adult present for every 5 students.

Please Note: Any child under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult (someone over the age of 18) and should bring this completed form with them upon arriving for their visit or they will not be able to volunteer. We welcome children ages six and older to the Giving Factory.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Cradles to Crayons. Without the help of thousands of volunteers like you, we could not serve the number of children we reach every month. Please use the button below to schedule your volunteer visit for 2016. Thank you!

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