Ways to Give

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The financial support we receive from individuals, families and companies is what sustains our year-round mission on a daily basis. When you give to Cradles to Crayons, you’re helping children across America receive the everyday essentials they need.

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Your Story is Their Story

Cradles to Crayons began with the vision of one individual who was determined to make a difference in the world. Today, the Cradles to Crayons community has grown to include thousands of young people and adults — working together to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children each year.

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Partner With Us

Cradles to Crayons wouldn’t be able to make such a significant impact in the lives and communities we serve without the support of our corporate and foundation partners. Many leading companies recognize that partnering with Cradles to Crayons is not only good for their communities, it’s good for their business.

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Family Leadership Circle

There are a wide variety of ways you can make a difference through Cradles to Crayons. The Family Leadership Circle is a group of generous and dedicated families who play a critical role in sustaining our mission to provide local children with the essential items they need to thrive.

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Get Inspired

At Cradles to Crayons, our entire organization is driven by a focused and all-important goal: to make life better for children in need. To make this happen, it takes a wide variety of individuals and groups coming together to make a difference in their local communities. Below are some examples of additional ways you can be of help to our cause.

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Get Involved by Fundraising

Cradles to Crayons has partnered with Click and Pledge to help you join our community of fundraisers. We provide the page, the resources, and the platform to help you incorporate fundraising and spreading awareness for our cause. Simply sign up, customize your page and share with your friends! If you have any questions about creating or promoting your fundraiser, don't hesitate to contact us.

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Volunteer

We allow children as young as age five to volunteer at The Giving Factory. Cradles to Crayons donation stations are kid-friendly, making it easy for the entire family to make an impact. Throughout the school year, we host after school and weekend shifts to make it easy for families to volunteer together.

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Host a Drive

Organizing a product collection for Cradles to Crayons is a great way for your social, civic, church or business group to serve a very worthy cause. Make us part of a giving-back day for your professional organization. Energize your scout troop or youth sports team to make product collections in their neighborhoods or manage a community donation box with your faith-based group.

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Other Ways to Give

Stocks and Securities

Donating stock and mutual fund shares are wonderful ways to help Cradles to Crayons fulfill our mission. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits. You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Also, the total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible and there is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation. Please contact us with the details >

Corporations and Foundations

We appreciate all our Corporate and Foundation Partners as their charitable contributions make a difference in ending childhood poverty. The efforts and generosity of our partners in their corporate charitable contributions have significantly enhanced Cradles to Crayons efforts. If you are interested in helping fight childhood poverty, please contact our development team to assist you. Contact us with the details >

Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support Cradles to Crayons.

Recommend a gift to Cradles to Crayons now through your donor advised fund using DAF Direct.

Mail Your Gift

Please send your check or money order payable to:

Cradles to Crayons, Inc.
Attn: Gift Processing
4141 W George Street
Chicago, IL 60641

If you need your receipt expedited, we suggest that you make a donation using our online form.

Employer Match

Cradles to Crayons uses Double the Donation in all of our online forms to quickly learn about employer matching programs. However, you may still ask for a payroll deduction or launch a giving campaign for your workplace. See our Giving Recipes for more information.

Questions?

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have.