Fresh of a big playoff victory against the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles players stopped by The Giving Factory to volunteer for Cradles to Crayons’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event. During their visit, the players built custom packages of everyday essentials for Philadelphia area children in low income and homeless situations. The KidPacks that the players built are hand-selected with care to meet a local boy or girl’s specific needs and wants. Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia accept donations of a wide range of new and gently-used goods that are appropriate for use by children ages newborn to 12. To learn more about the items that we accept for children in need, please visit here.
Cradles to Crayons would like to extend a thank you to Wide Receiver Mack Hollins, Punter Donnie Jones, Defensive End Steven Means, and Wide Receiver Torrey Smith for giving back this MLK Day! The Eagles play The Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game this Sunday for a chance to go to the Super Bowl on February 4th. 6abc Philadelphia covered The Eagles visit to Cradles to Crayons and asked fans around the city about this Sunday’s game. Click here to watch the full segment.
You can also watch highlights of the visit including an interview with Cradles to Crayons Executive Director Michal Smith and Wide Receiver Torrey Smith in the video above via The Philadelphia Eagles Facebook page.
Go Eagles, beat the Vikings!
To learn more about our Martin Luther King Day of Service and collection drive visit here.
Eagles Wide Receivers Torrey Smith and Mack Hollins assembling a KidPack®
Punter Donnie Jones shopping in The Giving Factory
Defensive End Steven Means posing with a young Eagles fan
Eagles players posing on stage after their volunteer shift.