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Ready for Learning

Help Remove Barriers to a Quality Education

With the support of donors like you, we can provide age-appropriate learning supplies including backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, art supplies, and rulers to the kids experiencing resource insecurity.

Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for Learning initiative provides 60,000 Chicagoland children living in low-income or homeless situations with the essentials they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play.

Join our community of giving today and provide one Chicagoland student with the learning resources they need.

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.

Additionally, please see our Privacy Policy and Donor Privacy Policy for more information.

Donations by Mail

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

Cradles to Crayons
Attn: Ready for Learning
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.