Spring Greening and Metroplex May Day 2019
Don’t Just Spring Clean – SPRING GREEN!
When you clean out your closets and donate children’s essentials to Cradles to Crayons® this Spring, you’re not only supporting kids in need with the clothing, books, and other items they need for success, you’re also keeping valuable resources from becoming landfill waste!
Our Spring Greening initiative runs from March through May and focuses on the importance of material donations–because they keep our model moving all year round. In addition to help recycling your new and gently used goods, Spring Greening also helps support a healthy environment!
The signature event of Spring Greening is the Annual Metroplex May Day in partnership with The Goldenberg Group. Please scroll down to learn more about this year’s event.
Fabrics that end up in landfills produce toxic greenhouse gasses that are emitted into the atmosphere—which is dangerous for our environment and hazardous for our health.
Metroplex May Day Product Collection and Family Fun Night!
Family Fun Night: Stay for our free family fun night, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for live entertainment, games, activities, and food trucks. Philadelphia Circus Arts will be on site with their 20-foot-high flying aerialist, a stilt walker and juggler to entertain the crowd. The very popular “Food Truck Craze” will have several food trucks with food for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Cradles to Crayons. Clothing donations from the general public will be accepted until 7 p.m.
Countdown to Metroplex May Day
Items We Accept
Please go through your closets and dressers to identify good-condition clothing, shoes, lightweight jackets, winter coats & snow boots which your children may have outgrown since last year. We also need new or gently-used books, toys and baby gear. Some critical items, such as socks, underwear, pajamas, and baby hygiene products (lotion, shampoo, pacifiers, etc.) must be new when donated.