Philadelphia is the nation’s poorest big city with more than 300,000 children living in poverty across the region.

Let’s help them.

We’ve served ONE MILLION CHILDREN across Greater Philadelphia!!

Help us reach the NEXT million kids!

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“When I think of an organization like Cradles to Crayons, I think of a light at the end of a tunnel.”


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We work with over 24,000 families, individuals, community groups and companies to serve more than 200,000 children in the region annually. 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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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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Gear Up for Winter

Help us keep kids warm this winter season by donating new or gently used coats, gloves, hats, boots, sweaters, and pants.

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Our Supporters