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.

Bruins PJ Drive

Sign-ups are open for the 17th Annual Bruins PJ Drive! From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with groups in your community to collect brand new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. Host a PJ Drive to help us reach our overall goal of collecting 10,000 pairs of brand-new pajamas. The top three collecting groups will win prizes to be set by the Boston Bruins! 

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NBC Bundle Up New England

NBC and Cradles to Crayons are teaming up for the fourth year in a row to make sure every child has a coat to stay warm. Now through February, our Bundle Up New England program encourages you to collect and donate winter coats to help meet children’s needs across Massachusetts. Participate by hosting a winter coat drive in your community, dropping off new or gently-used winter coats at a drop-off location near you, or shopping our custom Amazon Wish List.

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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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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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