Ready For Learning

Ready for Learning Initiative

Help 50,000 Massachusetts Children Get What They Need To Learn This Fall!

School is going to look different this year. But no matter where learning is taking place, kids will always need supplies to feel empowered and ready to learn.

To help alleviate the effects of the recent health crisis on student development, the Ready for Learning initiative will distribute new, age-appropriate, critical learning supplies through our network of service partners to ensure that kids have everything they need to feel ready to learn this fall.

Why sponsor Ready for Learning?

• 55% of low-wage workers with young children reported someone in the household had been laid off since March 16, 2020.
• As more families struggle to afford essentials like food and rent, spending an average of $320 a year on school supplies is unrealistic and unaffordable.
• 21% of students did not participate in school from March to May in 2020, due to disruptions to routine and school services.

Ready for Learning Support Levels

Providing essential learning supplies to kids requires support. We welcome the opportunity to work together
on customizing your Ready for Learning partnership to meet your goals.

For more information on how your company can join our effort, please contact Robin Elliott at


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Special Thanks to Our Ready for Learning Partners

Exclusive TV Partner   

Transportation Partner                      

Community Partner               


Make a Donation

Cradles to Crayons needs your support to help get thousands of local children prepared to learn and dressed for success!
Just $33 will provide one child with head-to-toe essentials: backpack with school supplies, seasonal clothing, shoes, hygiene products, books, and more. Together we can make a huge impact for vulnerable children in our community.

Check out our impact from previous years!