Update on COVID-19: Keeping our staff, partners, and volunteers safe and minimizing the spread of COVID-19 virus is our top priority at this time. Our warehouse will be physically closed beginning Monday, March 16. Visit below to learn more about the precautionary measures we will be implementing.

Support C2C’s Emergency Essentials Fund to get urgent items to our most vulnerable families.

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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.  

Cradles to Crayons will be implementing several precautionary measures to keep our staff, partners, and volunteers safe and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We will stop accepting recycled product donations on site at our Giving Factories and at all local drop-off sites. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding and we will keep you informed of any new developments.

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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.

Emergency Essentials Fund

Our community partners have called on us with urgent needs for new diapers, school and art supplies, and hygiene items. For relief, we established the C2C Emergency Essentials Fund to provide these and other critically-needed items to children who need them now and in the coming months.

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Helping Kids, Connecting Communities

See what happens when one boy outgrows his favorite sweatshirt.

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

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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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