Gear Up for Winter

Help Cradles to Crayons keep 37,000 children safe and warm this winter.

Please contribute below to our Gear Up for Winter initiative to help keep Chicagoland children safe and warm this winter. For a donation of just $33, your gift can help to provide one child with a warm winter coat, snow boots, hat, scarf and a pair of gloves. Help us provide 37,000 local kids safe and dependable warm winter gear this season. All gifts are 100% tax-deductible. 

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, experiencing 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 12 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: 2020 Gear Up for Winter
4141 W George Street
Chicago, IL 60641

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