Support Cradles to Crayons’ Resilience Fund to help us acquire, process, and distribute children’s essentials such as new diapers, baby wipes, and hygiene products to our hardest-hit families.
You can help us provide everyday essentials to local children in need. Learn more about how you can help.
Please check out our Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Highlights Report, to see what strides we made last year, thanks to your continued support.
Check your closets and drawers at home for new and like-new clothing, shoes, books, and toys that have been outgrown or replaced. Donate them to us and you can be sure they’ll be given to local children in need to support their health and development!
We work with nearly 75,000 families, individuals, community groups, and corporate volunteers in our Giving Factories® and at community-based events to serve more than 250,000 children every year. Your time is a valuable asset that we invite you to invest in us.
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Fund the Cause
Financial support from individuals, families, and companies sustains our work year round. Just $33 serves one child head to toe.
Giving Factory Direct
Straight from your home to a child in need—our innovative new platform makes it easy to pack and ship the clothing you have to donate directly to a child with those needs! Sign up to expand our reach to even more kids across the United States.
We fill a critical yet overlooked need.
Families struggling to pay for rent and groceries often cannot afford anything else. Basic items for their children-an extra outfit for school, a backpack, shoes, pajamas, a coat for cold weather–are simply not possible. By making our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible, Cradles to Crayons enables our volunteers and donors to turn compassion into action and provide the essential items that children in struggling families need to thrive at school, to participate more fully in life, to just be a kid.
We’re Making a Tangible Difference
We’re Making a Difference in Children’s Lives.
Cradles to Crayons was founded on the philosophy of sharing and recycling quality children’s items for newborns through age 12. We invite you to look in closets, drawers and shelves at home for new and like-new clothing, shoes, books and toys that have been outgrown or replaced by a new favorite. By donating them to us, you can help to change the lives of daily lives of local children in need. Read more about our impact >
In The News
We host special events and activities throughout the year in our Giving Factories and in local communities to enable community groups, families, and businesses to support our mission and help neighbors in need.
Our Service Partners
Our network of social service partners is a crucial link to the families and children we serve. We are committed to making our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible.
Our Featured Partners