Cradles to Crayons is teaming up with Horizons for Homeless Children and Neighborhood Villages to transport essential items to children currently housed in the Massachusetts Emergency Assistance system. Learn more.


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.
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Please check out our Fiscal Year 2022 Impact Report, to see what strides we made last year, thanks to your continued support.

A statement from Cradles to Crayons: A Lifelong Commitment to DEI

Everyday Essentials

When children lack basic essential items—shoes that fit, appropriate clothing, and school supplies—they miss out on having the same opportunities as their peers. And these are just some of the items a child living in poverty desperately needs. Through our year-round Everyday Essentials program, Cradles to Crayons is working to mitigate this need. 

By donating to support Everyday Essentials, you can help us provide clothing, shoes, coats, diapers, hygiene items, school supplies, and more, to children in need. Help us lighten the load for a caregiver who is struggling and make a real difference today! 

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Amazon Wish List

Shop our Amazon Wish List, and help us provide high-quality essentials to local children in need! Our Amazon Wish List is updated monthly and features items we have the greatest need for in The Giving Factory. To simplify the process, you can even select to ship the items directly to us.  

Check out our Wish List to see how you can help, and follow us on social media @c2cboston for updates on our Wish List’s monthly impact!

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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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In the News

We host special events and activities throughout the year in our Giving Factory and in local communities to enable community groups, families, and businesses to support our mission and help neighbors in need.

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