Our impact on ending clothing insecurity

Cradles to Crayons FY22 Impact Report

This past year, Cradles to Crayons distributed nearly 800,000 packages of clothing and essentials to children in Chicagoland, Greater Philadelphia, NYC, and Massachusetts.

Basic needs don’t stop with food and housing—clothing, shoes, diapers, and school supplies are fundamental to a child’s social, emotional, and mental development.

Not having appropriate clothing and other basic essentials harms a child’s health, safety, and self-esteem—factors known to negatively impact a child’s academic performance and long-term success.

How You Can Help

Donate Goods

Check your closets and drawers at home for new and like-new clothing, shoes, books, and toys that have been outgrown or replaced. Donate them to us and you can be sure they’ll be given to local children in need to support their health and development!

Host a Drive


We work with tens of thousands of families, individuals, community groups, and corporate volunteers in our Giving Factories® and at community-based events to provide more than 500,000 packages of essential items to children every year. Join us to help in your community!

Learn How You Can Help

Fund the Cause

Help end Clothing Insecurity! Financial support from individuals, families, and companies sustains our work year round. Just  $33 serves one child head to toe.

Fund the Cause

Donate Now!

Giving Factory Direct

Straight from your home to a child in need—our innovative new platform makes it easy to pack and ship the clothing you have to donate directly to a child with those needs! Sign up to expand our reach to even more kids across the United States.

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