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, and shop our Amazon Wishlist to learn about our most needed items.
Please check out our Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Highlights Report, to see what strides we made last year,
thanks to your continued support.
13th Annual Ready for School
Unlike their peers, kids from low-income or homeless families may lack age-appropriate school supplies. Ready for School’s signature event, Backpack-A-Thon® brings more than 800 corporate volunteers together to stuff thousands of backpacks — to get these kids ready and excited to learn. Backpack-A-Thon is a high-energy corporate event fueled by great spirit and friendly competition.
Families Helping Families
Once you experience the joy of giving back and see the benefits of your philanthropy first-hand, you will want to share those feelings and values with your children. Cradles to Crayons provides multiple opportunities for you and your family to make a difference in the community. Learn about our Family Leadership Circle >
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.
Learn from our service partners, volunteers, and families about the difference we make in the daily lives of the children we serve.
The Difference We're Making
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.