Support our Gear Up for Winter initiative

100 percent of your contribution will directly support our work to provide 60,000 local kids with warm winter essentials. 

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


Our Accountability

For 13 years and counting, Cradles to Crayons has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency and responsible fiscal management. Your gift to Cradles to Crayons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Donations by Mail

If you would like to donate by mail, please send your check to:

Cradles to Crayons
Attn: 2022 Gear Up for Winter
PO Box 10693
Chicago, IL 60674-0693

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the donation form or the donation process, please contact us at (312) 767-1008 or email info@cradlestocrayons.org.

Donor Advised Fund