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

Community collection bins are OPEN for donations! Locate a bin, and our donation guidelines, here. 


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.


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 looks like, student development is still happening everywhere and kids will always need supplies to feel empowered and ready to learn.

Our Ready for Learning initiative promotes an equitable education system and empowers children to feel safe, valued, and ready to learn. We distribute age-appropriate, critical learning supplies and other items necessary for a new school year, such as clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. We believe that learning should be accessible to all children—no matter what.

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 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 keep our shelves full, and follow us on social media @c2cboston so you don’t miss our Wish List updates!

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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.

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.

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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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Our Supporters