(Philadelphia, PA) – Cradles to Crayons announced it is joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach and the Trident Group for Gear Up For Winter Initiative. 70 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are to participate in the winter gear collection effort.

Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit organization that provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need, announced it is joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach and the Trident Group.

Cradles to Crayons and BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident are teaming up for Cradles to Crayons’ Gear Up For Winter initiative, the nonprofit’s winter program which aims to deliver the essentials to children in need to keep them safe and warm. To do so, all BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident offices across the Tri-State area will collect new and gently used items now through Dec. 1. Items to be collected include children’s winter clothes, winter coats, new socks and underwear, shoes and winter boots and hats and gloves.

“We are delighted to have BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident working with us towards our goal of keeping Philadelphia’s children warm this winter,” said Michal Smith, executive director of Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia. “Through their collection sites, we are able to tap into numerous new communities who could help in our goal to protect the region’s children and for that we are forever grateful.”

“Teaming up with Cradles to Crayons to keep children warm and safe this winter season is a great opportunity to help so many children in need,” said Kassie Erb, president of Fox & Roach Charities.

About Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons launched in 2002 and has operations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The nonprofit provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. Cradles to Crayons mobilizes communities of plenty on behalf of communities of need, recycling and reusing high-quality children’s goods and engaging thousands of youth and adults in tangible service activities each year that benefit local children. For more information go to www.cradlestocrayons.org.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, is a part of HomeServices of America, the nation’s second largest provider of total home services. The company, which has 4,000 Sales Associates in more than 60 sales offices across the Tri-State area, recently received the Elite Circle Award, ranking number one in Residential Units and number two in Gross Commission Income (GCI) throughout the entire Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network. Through its affiliate, the Trident Group, the company provides one-stop shopping and facilitated services to its clients including mortgage financing, and title, property and casualty insurance. Recently named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” in the 26thannual Harris Poll EquiTrend study, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate.