Volunteer In Your Community

We Make It Incredibly Easy To Join In

In addition to volunteering at our signature initiatives and events, we offer a variety of regularly scheduled programs for volunteers of different ages, interests, and levels of availability. These include our Community Drives, Giving Corps Programs, Project 351, and Community Volunteer Days.

Hosting a Community Drive event is an enjoyable and productive way for supporters to see the Cradles to Crayons mission and model at work firsthand. The first step is to come together as a community to collect donations at multiple locations. Volunteers will then come together to sort, inspect, and organize the items at their school, faith-based facility, community center etc. — just as we would in our Giving Factory warehouse.

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Ready to Host Your Drive?

It’s a wonderful opportunity for volunteers of all ages to engage in meaningful service as a community and see the results of their efforts in a unique way. Let us know about your drive today!

Community Volunteer Days

Join volunteers of all ages as we come together to collect, sort, inspect, and pack donations collected from your local community — just like we do at our Giving Factory ® in Newton.

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Project 351

Cradles to Crayons is proud to partner with Project 351 for Spring Service: A statewide service campaign led by Project 351 Ambassadors to collect children’s clothing and shoes in support of Cradles to Crayons and the children we serve.

Community Champion

The Cradles to Crayons Community Champion Program provides opportunities for adult volunteers to impact local in need children outside of The Giving Factory.

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Giving Recipes

We offer various ways to donate goods to The Giving Factory warehouse in your region — learn more about some innovative ways to incorporate giving back into your next event.

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Items We Accept

Please ensure that your gently-used donations are high-quality; not ripped, stained, broken, etc. Please review our Quality = Dignity standards and the items we accept to ensure we can distribute your donation to a deserving child.

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