How to Host a Drive
You can host a drive for two to four weeks in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about your drive.
- Spread the Word: Share the details of your drive on social media, in a newsletter, and/or in a personal email to friends and family.
- Begin Your Collection: Keep your community motivated with regular updates and encouragement.
- Drop Off Your Donations: You can drop off your donations at our Giving Factory ® warehouse or at a dropoff location near you.
- Celebrate and Appreciate: Don’t forget to thank your donors and share the impact of your drive with your community!
Resources & FAQ’s
What are your most needed items?
How do I get a tax receipt?
You can now find our tax receipts on our website: https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/chicago/take-action/donate-goods/tax-receipt/
If you prefer to fill out a paper form, please print this out at home: https://cradlestocrayons.app.box.com/donation-receipt
Keep either the email or printed copy for your tax purposes.
Where do I bring my donations?
Why can't you take my nursery furniture, toys, etc..?
Cradles to Crayons is proud to create customized KidPacks that are hand-selected with care to meet a local boy or girl’s specific needs and wants. We accept donations of a wide range however, in the interest of the health and safety of the families we serve, and in consideration of the limited space they may have access to, we cannot accept large furniture or toy donations.