What We Do
Our efficient and effective 3-step model provides kids with the essentials they need, free of charge:
- New and nearly new children’s items are collected through grassroots community drives and corporate donations.
- Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers in our warehouse, The Giving Factory®.
- Packages from The Giving Factory are distributed to local disadvantaged children — through our collaborative network of diverse service partners.
How We Support Service Partners
We empower the children our Service Partners serve by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.
Our Service Partners are the primary connection between Cradles to Crayons and the families and children who receive the goods we provide. We do everything we can to help our Partners receive the items they need on a timely basis, and to ease their day-to-day operations.
Our Annual Initiatives
Poverty is a year-round condition, and young children outgrow essentials like clothes, toys and books pretty quickly. As a result, our mission is not based on a “one and done” philosophy. We undertake four major initiatives each year to serve kids and families all year long.
Get involved as a volunteer, financial donor or in-kind donor at Cradles to Crayons. Whether you help out in The Giving Factory, or participate in other ways, you’ll become part of the spirit and energy that enables us to serve so many.