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.
Learn more about how you can help.

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

Gear Up for Winter

Remember the sensation of wintertime as a kid? Bundling up to build a snowman. Wishing for days off from school. Crunching snow beneath 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 initiative supplies warm winter gear to children in homeless or low-income situations who are not prepared for the cold weather. This initiative 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

Giving Season

We offer a variety of programs during the Giving Season through which our community can support our efforts to keep local children safe and warm. Whether you’re at home, out doing holiday shopping, or at work, there’s a way to get involved and help with Cradles to Crayons. The warm layers and outerwear you help us provide will be a critical lifeline in the face of harsh winter weather and childhood poverty.

No child should have to face the cold of winter without appropriate clothing, whether they’re inside or outdoors. Get involved and make a tangible difference for children across Massachusetts!

Giving Season Programs

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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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