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Ready for Learning

Ready for Learning 2022

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.
  • It costs families an average of $848.90 per child to get them fully ready for back to school. For families already pushed to limit, these essentials are both inaccessible and unaffordable.
  • Cradles to Crayons serves more than 200,000 Philadelphia area children each year with high-quality everyday essentials.

The Need

The educational landscape will continue to change—but no matter what it looks like, student development is still happening everywhere, and kids will always need supplies to feel empowered and ready to learn. Access to these essential learning supplies requires financial support. The pandemic continues to put pressure on families—1 in 3 American households report difficult affording their weekly expenses. As more families are challenged by the costs of food and rent,  ensuring their children are prepared from head to toe for the upcoming school year is unrealistic, and unaffordable.

Our Response

This year, the Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for Learning® initiative will ensure that 50,000 kids throughout the Philadelphia region have the learning tools and critical essentials they need for the new school year— such as backpacks, school supplies, clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. This annual initiative promotes equitable learning by empowering children to feel safe, valued, and ready to learn

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.

Backpack-A-Thon is Back!

Send a team to the 15th annual Cradles to Crayons Backpack-A-Thon Event at Lincoln Financial Field this summer on August 10th! 

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

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