Cradles to Crayons, West Conshohocken, PA, Jan. 21, 2019 – Cradles to Crayons, known for their award winning work in providing clothing and childhood essentials for Philadelphia area children living in low-income or homeless situations, will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of service by holding its largest day of service and community collection to date on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

Three volunteer shifts consisting of corporate supporters, friends and members of the organization’s Family Leadership Circle (FLC) will gather at The Giving Factory® in West Conshohocken from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers ages 5 and up will build customized winter KidPacks filled with warm clothing, coats, hats, gloves and other winter essentials for local children living in poverty.

In partnership with local fire-stations, first responders, community centers and businesses, Cradles to Crayons will also collect donations of new and gently used childhood essentials from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. across the Greater Philadelphia five county region.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Community Collection is generously supported by Wolfington Body Company, Accolade, The AmerisourceBergen Foundation and Pentra.

“This event not only demonstrates an amazing outpouring of service initiatives from the Cradles to Crayons community in the five-county region and at our Giving Factory warehouse in West Conshohocken, but also, ensures we have sufficient clothing for the vulnerable children we serve in the coldest of months of the year,” said Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia Executive Director Michal Smith.  


Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12 who live in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. Cradles to Crayons supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need, collecting new and like-new children’s items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Working through its network of hundreds of Nonprofit Social Service Partners, and supported by tens of thousands of volunteers, Cradles to Crayons-Philadelphia annually helps more than 70,000 children living in low-income and homeless situations.

Cradles to Crayons has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for ten consecutive years, among only 1% of the more than 8,000 United States organizations rated by the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator.

For additional information, visit www.cradlestocrayons.org/Philadelphia