What We Do

It's More Than a Cause, It's a Kid

Our efficient and effective 3-step model provides kids with the essentials they need, free of charge. This enables us to engage communities that have, connecting them with communities that need.

  • New and nearly new children’s items are collected through grassroots community drives and corporate donations.
  • Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers in our warehouse, The Giving Factory.
  • Packages from The Giving Factory are distributed to local disadvantaged children  through our collaborative network of diverse Service Partners.

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How We Support Service Partners

We empower the children our Service Partners serve by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.

Service Partners

Our Service Partners are the primary connection between Cradles to Crayons and the families and children who receive the goods we provide. We do everything we can to help our Partners receive the items they need on a timely basis, and to ease their day-to-day operations.

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Our Annual Initiatives

Poverty is a year-round condition, and young children outgrow essentials like clothes and books pretty quickly. As a result, our mission is not based on a “one and done” philosophy. We undertake four major initiatives each year to serve kids and families all year long.

Get involved as a volunteer, financial donor, or in-kind donor at Cradles to Crayons. Whether you help out in The Giving Factory or participate in other ways, you’ll become part of the spirit and energy that enables us to serve so many.

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