Inaugural Boston Collect & Sort

Join our city-wide effort to collect quality essentials for local children.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Of the children served annually by Cradles to Crayons, nearly 60% are Boston residents. We are calling on all Boston residents to participate in a city-wide collection of children’s essentials. The drive will culminate in a volunteer event that brings the Giving Factory experience to the community. Help us spread the word throughout the city by sharing our collection flyer, or consider collecting donations at your school, workplace, or community center. Please email Katy at to learn more about how to get involved.


April 22- May 3, 2019

Please clean out your closets and donate new and gently used clothing, shoes, books, and small toys at one of our Boston Center for Youth and Families drop-off points below:

BCYF Roslindale Community Center- Roslindale
Curley Community Center
 – South Boston
Curtis Hall Community Center- Jamaica Plain 
Nazzaro Community Center- North End
Roche Community Center- West Roxbury 
Tobin Community Center- Mission Hill


May 4, 2019
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Auditorium

Join us for a fun, hands-on volunteer activity where we will roll up our sleeves to sort, quality check, and package the donations collected. The event will include an arts & crafts pre-service activity, a brief speaking program featuring local service partners, and several unique, family-friendly volunteer stations.

MAY 4, 2019

[Bos] Bruins PJ Drive Registration

If you have other adults in your party, they must register independently. You will receive an email to confirm all volunteers in your group.