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!

When: Friday , May 10th, 12 pm – 8 pm
Where: Plymouth Meeting Metroplex, Target Parking Lot. 2250 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462. Please see map for more details. 
What: Cradles to Crayons and The Goldenberg Group will host the Annual Metroplex May Day Collection. Cradles to Crayons will be collecting everyday items for children in homeless and low-income situations, ages 0-12, in the Greater Philadelphia region. Volunteers from both organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new and gently used children’s clothing, shoes, books, toys, baby equipment, and school supplies. For a full list of items we accept please click here.
Battle of the Schools: Join us from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Battle of the Schools! The two local schools who collect the most items and raise the most funds will named Top Collector and will each win a trophy, bragging rights, and a prize of $1,250! To get your school involved, please email communityphiladelphia@cradlestocrayons.org.

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.

Clothing donations from the general public will be accepted until 7 p.m. Please note that in the event of bad weather the rain date for the Annual Metroplex May Day Collection is Thursday, May 23rd.
Special note: you can purchase children’s books from Barnes & Noble to donate and give them coupon code 12533873 so a portion of your purchase will be donated to Cradles to Crayons.

Countdown to Metroplex May Day








Thank you to our co-host for this event

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.

Learn about what items we need most >