We relocated! Our new address is 281 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460.
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You can help us provide everyday essentials for children and families who face the challenge of Clothing Insecurity.
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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.
Give Back with an Outfit Pack
Our annual Give Back with an Outfit Pack (GBWOP) program is back—with a twist. This year, participants will send clothing directly to a child in need, and the shipping is on us! Sign up to be matched with a child to provide them with a week’s worth of clothing, and just like in years past, you can shop for new items or donate high-quality items you already have.
Can you help us serve 1,000 kids by the end of December, to ensure they have the essentials to stay comfortable through the long winter?
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.
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.