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Update on COVID-19: Our Giving Factory has reopened on a limited basis so that we can provide critically-needed items to children who need them. Please review our updated donation guidelines. Thank you for your ongoing support of our mission, and the kids we serve.

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

Let’s help them.


You’re invited! Join us for our annual Un-Gala, a two-part celebration fundraiser in support of Gear Up for Winter.

Whether you choose the Family Day of Service, our grown-up Purple Party, or both – your support will help us keep thousands of Philadelphia-area children warm this winter.  

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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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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Resilience Fund

During times of crisis, injustice, and income insecurity, families rely on Cradles to Crayons to provide resources for their children. Our 2021 Resilience Fund builds on our organization’s ongoing work to provide children living in low-income and homeless situations with the essentials they need to survive.

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