Items We Accept

Cradles to Crayons creates 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 of new and gently-used goods that are appropriate for use by children ages newborn to 12.

Our mission strives to provide every child with the essentials they need to feel valued and we ask you to support us in doing so. Therefore, please ensure that your gently-used donations are high-quality: not ripped, stained, broken, or missing pieces. Please review the standards below to ensure we can distribute your donation to a deserving child.

Most Needed Items: 

      • New and gently used clothing (especially sizes 14/16 and 18/20)
      • New and gently used sneakers and rain boots (sizes infant/toddler 4 to adult 10)
      • New and gently used spring jackets (sizes newborn to adult medium)
      • New and gently used books (especially baby board books)
      • New and gently used toys (especially for infants and ages 10-12)
      • Only new bedding and towels (crib and twin sheets/blankets)
      • Only new socks, underwear, and pajamas (especially size 18/20 or adult medium)
      • Car seats and strollers that are less than 5 years old and in perfect working condition 

What We Accept: 

      • Clothing and coats (youth sizes 0–20 and adult sizes small & medium)
      • New socks, underwear, and pajamas (only accepted in new condition)
      • Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and adult sizes 1–10)
      • Books (ages 0-12)
      • Brand new arts and crafts/school supplies
      • Diapers and pull-ups
      • Baby gear, especially strollers and car seats within five years old
      • New and like-new toys (new toys are used for birthday gifts. Gently-used toys must have all pieces. We do not accept stuffed animals, ride-on toys, or plastic play structures)
      • New hygiene supplies for ages 0 to 12
      • New bedding (crib and twin)
      • New towels and wash cloths
      • New batteries

Click here  for a more detailed list of our Donation Guidelines.

In the interest of the health/safety of the families we serve and in consideration of the limited space they may have access to, we cannot accept the following: 

      • Furniture and household goods/items
      • Cribs of any kind (due to recalls)
      • Car seats and other infant safety items over five years old
      • Over-sized plastic play structures and backyard toys
      • Stuffed animals
      • Used rackets, mitts, hockey sticks, bats, helmets, skates, shin guards/pads
      • Bicycles or ride-on toys
      • DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes/computer games
      • Violent toys/games
      • Electronics
      • Religious or holiday related books or toys
      • Books and clothing with family related messaging (“I Love Mommy,” “Daddy and I”)
      • Bathing suits or costumes
      • Used underwear, socks, or pajamas
      • Used hygiene products, baby food, breast pumps and supplies, or bottles
      • Used arts and crafts/school supplies

Have items that we can’t accept?  Click here to find a place to donate them.