Cradles to Crayons will begin to accept donations again as of Monday, July 6. We have updated our donation guidelines to reflect the items we can currently accept and distribute at this time. Please understand that for the safety of our community, we are only collecting donations in our new outdoor units in our parking lot. Place your items in the open unit, as far back as possible. Units will be locked as each fills, so that we can quarantine donations for 72 hours.
Ready for Learning
Our Ready for Learning initiative helps 30,000 local children in need prepare to learn and dress for success by providing them with a KidPack full of head-to-toe essentials: clothing, shoes, lightweight jacket, books, and a backpack full of new school supplies.
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Helping Kids, Connecting Communities
See what happens when one boy outgrows his favorite sweatshirt.
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.
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.
The Difference We're Making
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.
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.