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Service Partners

Bring Essentials to the Families You Serve

In the quest to eliminate child poverty, we’re all in this together.


When you become a Cradles to Crayons Service Partner, we provide the everyday essentials you need to help the kids and families you serve — we give you the resources and support you need to make your job easier, not harder. 

As a service partner, you place each order based on your needs assessments for individual families and children.

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C2C Service Partners

  • 826 CHI
  • Academy for Urban School Leadership
  • ACCESS Community Health Network
  • Association House
  • Austin Childcare Provider’s Network
  • Belmont-Cragin Elementary School
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chicago
  • Carole Robertson Center for Learning
  • Casa Central
  • Charles R Henderson Elementary School
  • Chicago Childcare Society
  • Chicago House
  • Childcare Network of Evanston
  • Children’s Place Association
  • Christopher House
  • Communities in Schools
  • District 65 Family Center
  • Edward Everett Elementary School
  • Facing Forward to End Homelessness
  • Frederick Funston Elementary School
  • Heartland Alliance
  • Housing Authority of Cook County
  • I Grow Chicago
  • Illinois Action for Children
  • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
  • Institute for Nonviolence Chicago
  • Irvin C. Mollison Elementary School
  • James Monroe Elementary School
  • Juvenile Protective Association
  • Kids Above All (formerly known as ChildServ)
  • La Casa Norte
  • Lakeview Food Pantry
  • Learning Bridge Early Education Center
  • LIFT Chicago
  • Latin United Community Housing (LUCHA)
  • Mary Crane Center
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • Monarch Foundation
  • New Moms
  • North Chicago Community Partners
  • Northwest Side Housing Center
  • Northwest University Settlement House
  • Reba Early Learning Center
  • SGA Youth & Family Services
  • South Side YMCA Center
  • Supplies for Dreams
  • Trini Davila Community Center -Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
  • Uhlich Children’s Academy Network (UCAN)
  • William P Nixon Elementary School
  • Wood Family Foundation
  • YMCA Community Schools Initiative
  • Youth Guidance

How We Work with Our Partners

The role fulfilled by our diverse Service Partners is a crucial link between Cradles to Crayons and the children we serve. So our whole focus is to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible. This helps us to empower the children we serve collaboratively — at home, at school, and at play — by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.

Specialty Items Program

Cradles to Crayons maintains a number of collaborative relationships to provide Specialty Items as needed by our Services Partners throughout the year. Unlike individually tailored KidPacks that contain different types of items, this program provides large quantities of a particular type of item.

KidPack Program

Through our partner portal, Service Partners request KidPacks filled with Everyday Essentials, which are individually tailored for a specific child. These agencies in the KidPack Program also have access to Specialty Items and Backpacks. Most of our partnerships fall under this category.

Ready for Learning

Once a year, Cradles to Crayons provides a high volume of backpacks to Service Partners and school districts. KidPack Program Service Partners are eligible to request backpacks for the children and families they serve, but we also maintain once-a-year partnerships to help children get Ready for Learning.

Interested in Partnering?

Here’s a link to inquire about partnering so we can start getting to know each other.

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Resources for Our Service Partners

Learn about our partner community and discover a wealth of information.

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