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 partnering with Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Boston Children’s Museum to call on 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 drop-off points below:

 Boston Children’s Museum
BCYF Curley Community Center
 – South Boston
BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center- Jamaica Plain 
BCYF Hyde Park Community Center
BCYF Nazzaro Community Center- North End
BCYF Roche Community Center- West Roxbury 
BCYF Roslindale Community Center- Roslindale
BCYF Tobin Community Center- Mission Hill
Coucou- South End


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. Volunteer spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

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.