C2C is teaming up with New Life Centers and the Chicago Furniture Bank to help Chicago’s unhoused community, including New Arrivals, transition into permanent housing with the dignity that they deserve on their path to self-sufficiency. Learn More

We hope that you can join us in the fight to End Clothing Insecurity.​ See our impact from the last year.

Let’s end diaper need in Chicago.

Our Gear Up for Baby initiative, presented by Cuties® by First Quality®, supplies diapers, clothing, onesies, hygiene kits, and more—all at no cost—to families in need. When you support our initiative, you’re helping a local family provide the essentials their child needs to thrive.


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Get to Know Cradles to Crayons–Chicago

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities.

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We work with families, individuals, community groups, and companies to process clothing donations at The Giving Factory. Your time is vital to getting children the everyday essentials they need to thrive.

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Our Stories

On a human level, what we do is bring a little sunshine into the life of a family or child in need. Learn firsthand about the difference we make on a day-to-day basis. From our service partners and volunteers and from the families themselves.

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Children experiencing poverty are right around the corner. Help them however you can.

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The Difference We're Making


Service Partners

Our whole focus is to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible. This helps us to empower the children you serve at home, at school and at play by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.

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