Bring Essentials to the Families You Serve
In the quest to eliminate child poverty, we’re all in this together. When you become a Cradles to Crayons Service Partner, we provide the everyday essentials you need to help the kids and families you serve — we give you the resources and support you need to make your job easier, not harder.
As a Service Partner, you place each order based on your needs assessments for individual families and children you are working with. After picking them up at The Giving Factory warehouse, how you distribute goods to the families and children themselves is up to you — whether it’s pickup or delivery.
How We Work with Our Partners
The role fulfilled by our diverse network of Service Partners is a crucial link between Cradles to Crayons and the children we serve. Our whole focus is to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible. This helps us to empower the children we serve collaboratively — at home, at school, and at play — by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.
Seasonal Essentials Program
Cradles to Crayons maintains a number of collaborative relationships to provide Specialty Items as needed by our Services Partners throughout the year. This state-wide distribution program provides large quantities of seasonally appropriate everyday essential items to public school districts and DCF sites in Massachusetts, bi-annually.
Everyday Essentials Program
Through our partner portal, Service Partners request everyday essential items which are distributed by our Service Partners to the children they are working with. Most of our partnerships fall under this category.
Ready for Learning Backpack Program
Once a year, Cradles to Crayons provides a high volume of backpacks to Service Partners and school districts through our partnerships to help children get Ready for Learning.