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MLK Day of Service 2022

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,
what are you doing for others?”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Annual Day of Service & Children’s Clothing Drive

Monday, January 17, 2022

Cradles To Crayons is proud to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of service by offering several opportunities for volunteer engagement in support of our mission to help children living in poverty throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Please be sure to scroll down to view all service opportunities!

Our MLK Day donation drive is extremely important in helping to fill our shelves with clothing, coats & shoes for distribution to thousands of children in the coming months. Please bring your donations to a collection site on Jan 17 between 10:00am – 1:00pm:

Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory
4700 Wissahickon Ave. Suite 142
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Club La Maison Health & Fitness Complex
215 Sugartown Road
Wayne, PA 19087

Compass Real Estate
80 W Lancaster Ave, Suite 310
Devon, PA 19333

Davis Household
125 Trotters Drive
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Exyn Technologies
2118 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146

George School
1690 Newtown Langhorne Rd
Newtown, PA 18940

Goddard Systems, Inc.
1016 W. Ninth Ave, Suite 140
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Haverford Area YMCA
891 N. Eagle Rd
Havertown, Pa 19083

Keller Williams Realty
901 Fayette St
Conshohocken PA 19428

Rivers Casino Philadelphia
1001 N Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Roxborough YMCA
7201 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
1733 W. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Willow Grove YMCA
3300 Davisville Rd
Hatboro, PA 19040 

Yardley Borough Police Department
56 S Main St
Yardley, PA 19067

Zippy Shell Storage Unit
170 N. Radnor-Chester Rd (rear lot)
Wayne, PA 19087


You are also invited to participate in these MLK Day service activities with your family, company, school, or community group:

Help us make 10,000 cards

With MLK Day, we launch our 2022 Ready for Learning campaign. This year we will provide backpacks full of new school supplies to 50,000 local children. Each backpack needs a hand-made well-wish card tucked inside.

Our goal for MLK Day is to have 10,000 cards made and we need your help! 1/17 Update: we have more than 6,000 cards committed so far! Please sign up below and help spread the word:

“I have a dream” packs

Help children get a good night’s rest with our MLK “I have a dream” packs, including PJ’s, a bedtime book, and toothbrush/paste. You can order directly from our Amazon Wishlist or donate online to support this program.

Quality=Dignity donations

Engage your family in a donation scavenger hunt and quality-check your items at home before donating. When you inspect, sort, and label your items, we are able to get them to a child in need more quickly.

Many thanks to our MLK Day Supporters!

The day is here! It’s wet outside but we are still holding our region-wide collection and hope that you will participate in our home-based activities. Please be careful when driving to one of our donation sites.  If your organization has decided to postpone MLK Day activities, please reach out to our team to let us know. We can make arrangements to accept your donation delivery on another date.

Join us today on zoom at 10am or 1pm to learn more about cardmaking, sorting, and quality checking donated items:


We appreciate these schools & organizations who are supporting our MLK Day efforts:

Agnes Irwin School Gwynedd Mercy High School Alumnae Rose Tree Elementary School
Baldwin School Hallowell Elementary School Roxborough YMCA
Bethel Springs Elementary School Haverford Area YMCA St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School Inframark St. Joseph / St. Robert School
Cheltenham School District Keller Williams Realty Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Club La Maison Health & Fitness Complex Lower Merion High School – buildOn Target
Compass Realty Mary, Mother of the Redeemer This Fan’s View
Delaware County Christian School Makefield Elementary School UPenn MLK Day City-Wide Donation Project
Dow Montgomery Elementary School  Upper Dublin School District
Episcopal Academy NFI Industries Upper Moreland MS 6th grade
Exyn Technologies PECO Waldron Mercy Academy
George School Phila Electrical & Technology Charter HS
William Penn Charter School
Germantown Friends School Radnor Township School District Willow Grove YMCA
Girl Scout Troop 5549
Rancocas Valley Reg HS Black Student Union Yardley Borough Police Department
Goddard Systems, Inc. Rivers Casino Zippy Shell