300,000 children in Greater Philadelphia live in poverty. Let’s help them.

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.  

Find A Local Drop Off

You can help us get everyday essentials into the hands of children. Learn more about how you can help.

Please check out our Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Highlights Report, to see what strides we made last year, thanks to your continued support.

MLK Day of Service 2020

Cradles To Crayons is proud to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of service in the community by going region-wide for our largest product collection of the year. We will be collecting essential items for children ages 0-12, living in poverty or low-income situations, throughout the five county Greater Philadelphia region.

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Help Keep Kids Warm

Every child deserves to be prepared for harsh winter weather with warm clothing, a heavy coat, hat, gloves and other winter essentials.

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We work with over 24,000 families, individuals, community groups and companies to serve over 70,000 children every year in the region. Your time is vital to getting children the everyday essentials they need.

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Our Stories

On a human level, what we do is bring a little sunshine into the life of a family or child in need. Learn firsthand about the difference we make on a day-to-day basis. From our service partners and volunteers and from the families themselves.

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Fund the Cause

Children in poverty are right around the corner. Help them however you can.

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Ways to Give

The Difference We're Making


Service Partners

Our whole focus is to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible. This helps us to empower the children you serve at home, at school and at play by providing the everyday essentials that match their individual needs.

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Cradles to Crayons has a new home!

With a goal of supporting 100,000 children in the Greater Philadelphia region annually, we have found a new warehouse location which is easily accessible from major highways, includes 60 free parking spaces, and will increase our physical space from 16,000 to 25,000 square feet so that we can host more volunteers and help more children than ever before!

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