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.

 

 
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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 2018 Annual Highlights Report, to see what strides we made last year, thanks to your continued support.

 

Un-Run

Run, walk, skip, hop or dance your way to the finish line while raising funds to help Cradles to Crayons combat poverty in our community. 

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Take Action

Volunteer

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.

Make a Difference

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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Ready For School

Starting school without the tools needed to succeed can put big obstacles in a developing child’s way. Items like backpacks, school supplies, writing tools, and back-to-school clothing & shoes are imperative to help children mentally, emotionally, and physically prepare for school. New backpacks and supplies give children a sense of pride and excitement to go back to school. With these tools, they are more likely to attend school and complete homework — offering them the same chance at school success as their peers. Parents can focus on rent and groceries instead of facing the stress of school-related expenses.

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