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We need volunteers! There are ways you can volunteer both in-person and from your home.

Community collection bins are OPEN for donations! Locate a bin, and our donation guidelines, here. 


1 in 3 children in Massachusetts is at risk of experiencing Clothing Insecurity. Let’s help them.

At Cradles to Crayons, our entire organization is driven by a focused and all-important goal: to make life better for children in need. To make this happen, it takes a wide variety of individuals and groups coming together to make a difference in their local communities.


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You can help us provide everyday essentials for children and families who face the challenge of Clothing Insecurity.
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.

Gear Up for Winter

Remember the glory of wintertime as a kid? Bundling up to build a snowman. Wishing for days off from school. Crunching snow mounds with your boots. For families in need, however, a Massachusetts winter can be debilitating. No child should have to wait at the bus stop in below-freezing temperatures without warm clothing.

Our Gear Up for Winter program supplies warm winter gear to children whose families struggle just to stay warm. This program includes our signature volunteer event, the annual Un-Gala®, which helps to prepare kids for winter before it becomes an emergency.

Learn more about our Annual Initiatives!

NBC Bundle Up New England

NBC and Cradles to Crayons are teaming up to make sure every child has a coat to stay warm this winter. Through March 2022, NBC’s Bundle Up New England program is helping us collect coats to meet our community’s needs. Participate by purchasing a new winter coat, or bringing a gently-used one, to one of the participating drop-off locations.

Find a winter coat drop-off location!

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We work with families, individuals, community groups, and companies to serve over 145,000 children every year in Massachusetts. We depend on volunteers to make this important work possible.

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Our Stories

Learn from our service partners, volunteers, and families about the difference we make in the daily lives of the children we serve.

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Fund the Cause

We count on you so the children and families in need can count on us, your financial support is essential.

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Ways to Give

The Difference We're Making


Service Partners

Our whole focus is to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible. This helps us to empower the children you serve at home, at school, and at play by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.

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Resilience Fund

During times of crisis, injustice and income insecurity, families rely on Cradles to Crayons to provide resources for their children. Our Resilience Fund builds on our organization’s ongoing work to provide children living in low-income and homeless situations with the essentials they need to survive.

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