400,000 children in Massachusetts live in low-income or homeless situations. 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.

Find A Local Drop Off

You can help us get everyday essentials into the hands of children. Learn more about how you can help.

Disaster Relief: How to Help

Help Support Families Relocating from Puerto Rico
When we learned Massachusetts was planning to welcome families relocating from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, we knew Cradles to Crayons would support these efforts. To help assure that the children affected have the essentials they need during the harsh winter weather they will face for the first time in their lives, we are going to provide 2,500 children’s WinterPacks containing a warm coat, hat and mittens, primarily in the cities of Boston, Lawrence, and Holyoke. You can help us to provide a warm welcome for these families who have lost everything by providing winter essentials for their children. A gift of $25 will help one child. Thank you for your support.


Families Helping Families

Once you experience the joy of giving back and see the benefits of your philanthropy firsthand, you will want to pass those feelings and values on to your children. When coming together as a family to help Cradles to Crayons, you have several opportunities to make a real and immediate difference in your local community.

Learn about our Family Leadership Circle >

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We work with over 40,000 families, individuals, community groups and companies to serve over 140,000 children every year in Massachusetts. Your time is vital to getting children the everyday essentials they need.

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Our Stories

On a human level, what we do is bring a little sunshine into the life of a family or child in need. Learn firsthand about the difference we make on a day-to-day basis. From our service partners and volunteers and from the families themselves.

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Fund the Cause

Children in poverty are right around the corner. Help them however you can.

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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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Our Supporters