Volunteer at The Giving Factory
At Cradles to Crayons, we believe that one day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued.
As a volunteer at C2C, together we fulfill this vision and can make sure Chicagoland’s most under-served kids have everything they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play.
Our volunteers—both adults and children—power our mission. When you volunteer with us, you join thousands of service-oriented individuals who have already made a significant impact in our community.
Our top priority is to always keep our staff, volunteers, and the families we serve safe. We have instituted new safety guidelines for the warehouse and ask that interested community members please review them here before volunteering with us.
We cannot wait to host you at the Giving Factory!
Before You Volunteer
As a volunteer at the Giving Factory, you will help us inspect and sort donations for quality to distribute to the children we serve.
Please review our safety guidelines before you volunteer:
Our Most-Needed Items
As a way to further engage in the volunteer experience, we appreciate any and all children’s items you can bring to your volunteer visit.
Please check our current “most-needed items” list:
Join the Giving Corps
Become a Committed Donor
[Chi] General Volunteering Inquiry Form