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August 21, 2019

Ditching the 9 to 5, hundreds of corporate volunteers pack backpacks for those in need

CHICAGO-SUN TIMES —The offices of downtown Chicago were a little empty Wednesday. Hundreds of corporate employees ditched the desks and cubicles to provide... Read More »

August 21, 2019

Volunteers fill 50,000 backpacks at 4th annual Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon

CHICAGO (WLS) — Hundreds of volunteers are working to fill 50,000 backpacks Wednesday at Daley Plaza as the first day of school quickly... Read More »

June 28, 2018

July Fourth Tribute Honors 38 Distinguished Immigrants

GREAT AMERICANS, GREAT IMMIGRANTS  Carnegie Corporation of New York released its annual list of Great Immigrants on June 28 comprised of 38 naturalized... Read More »

March 31, 2017

New Nonprofit Gives Needy Kids Clothes They Can Be Proud Of

Cradles to Crayons, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that opened a location in Chicago this past August, provides Chicagoland kids in need with quality... Read More »

March 23, 2017

WCIU Features New Chicago Nonprofit Aiming to Help Local Kids

Thousands of kids go without everyday necessities every year. Cradles to Crayons is working to change that! Ashley Barnes checks out the giving... Read More »

December 15, 2016

Engaging & Connecting Communities with Amy Hughes

Comcast Newsmakers interviews Chicago Board member, Amy Hughes, to discuss how Cradles to Crayons engages with local communities to collect donations to help Chicagoland children.... Read More »

November 30, 2016

New Chicago Nonprofit Nabs Jack Greenberg, Desiree Rogers

Cradles to Crayons welcomes Jack Greenberg, Gery Chico, Desiree Rogers and three other high-profile executives to its Chicago board.  Crain’s Chicago Business reports: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161130/NEWS07/161139983/cradles-to-crayons-names-prominent-chicagoans-for-its-board... Read More »

November 30, 2016

Giving Tuesday: Students Donate Gifts to Homeless Children

On Giving Tuesday, a group of students spend their day giving time and energy to help children who are less fortunate. LeeAnn Trotter... Read More »

September 22, 2016

Cradles to Crayons Chicago Board Chair Featured in “Taking Names”

Our very own Chicago Board Chair, Jack Greenberg, was featured in a recent article by The Chicago Sun-Times. Journalist Shia Kapos’s website “Taking... Read More »

August 23, 2016

New Chicago Nonprofit Packs 10,000 Backpacks For Kids In Need

CHICAGO (CBS) — The new school year kicks off in just a few weeks, but many students in Chicago do not have the... Read More »