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Ready for Learning

Ready for Learning Initiative

Help 50,000 Greater Philadelphia Area Children Get What They Need To Learn This Fall

Why sponsor Ready for Learning?

  • The long-term impacts of the COVID-19 education gap will be significant to children’s developmental preparedness—especially the children we serve, who were already struggling.
  • Families spend an average of $320 a year on back-to-school supplies. For families already pushed to limit by the COVID-19 crisis, these essentials are both inaccessible and unaffordable.
  • Cradles to Crayons serves more than 150,000 Philadelphia area children each year with high-quality everyday essentials.

The Need

The COVID-19 educational landscape will continue to change. Some students will have physical classrooms among peers, some scheduled virtual lessons, and some a hybrid of both. No matter what it looks like, student development can happen anywhere, and kids will always need supplies to feel empowered and ready to learn.
Access to these essential learning supplies requires financial support. The pandemic is palpable—1 in 2 American households report some employment or income loss since the pandemic began. As more and more families struggle to afford essentials like food and rent, spending an average of $320 a year on school supplies is unrealistic, and unaffordable.

Our Response

As part of Cradles to Crayons’ on-going COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, our Ready for Learning initiative will ensure that 50,000 children in the Greater Philadelphia Region will have everything they need to feel ready to learn this fall by distributing critical learning supplies through our network of social service partners. 

Ready for Learning promotes an equitable education system and empowers children to feel safe, valued, and ready to learn during uncertain times. This initiative is rooted in our belief that all children should have access to education no matter what. Please help us fulfill this critical need.

Sponsor Ready for Learning 

Get your company involved

Corporate partners are critical to the success of this program. We welcome the opportunity to work together on customizing a Ready for Learning partnership to meet your company’s social responsibility goals. Cradles to Crayons looks forward to engaging you in these high-impact opportunities to give back.

Contact Molly Boyd, Manager of Corporate Engagement at  MBoyd@CradlesToCrayons.org for more information, or to discuss how your organization can get involved in our Ready for Learning initiative.


2021 Ready for Learning Supporters


Ametek • CoreDial • DPS Group • Fellah Auto Group • Friedman LLP • Global Indemnity Group • Janney • Neuberger Berman • PECO • Toyota Financial • WSFS Bank