Select language:

We need volunteers! There are ways you can volunteer both in-person and from your home.

Product donations: At this time, we are collecting donations at The Giving Factory only. Learn more here. Please make sure to read our new COVID-19 donation guidelines. 

We relocated! Our new address is 281 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460.


277,000 children age 12 and under 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 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 2019 Annual Highlights Report, to see what strides we made last year, thanks to your continued support.

Ready for Learning

No matter what learning or school look like in the coming year, students will always need school supplies and other essentials to feel empowered and ready to learn.

Our Ready for Learning initiative will distribute age-appropriate, critical learning supplies and other items necessary for a new school year—such as clothing, shoes, and hygiene items—to students up to age 12 through our network of Service Partners, to ensure that kids have everything they need to feel ready to learn this fall.

Learn more about Ready for Learning!

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!

Shop our Wish List! >

Take Action



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.

Make a Difference

Our Stories

Learn from our service partners, volunteers, and families about the difference we make in the daily lives of the children we serve.

Read More

Fund the Cause

We count on you so the children and families in need can count on us, your financial support is essential.

Fund the Cause

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.

Learn More

Resilience Fund

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.

Learn More

Our Supporters