Big Give

The BIG GIVE: Our most critical collection of the year

Autumn weather in our region can transition quickly from summer sun to winter frost. Every year at this time, we see a surge in KidPack requests for local children in need. As we head into our Gear Up for Winter campaign, we need to re-stock the warehouse with children’s essentials to carry us through the coming months. You can help.

PECO® has partnered with Cradles to Crayons to sponsor the BIG GIVE, a multi-county collection day that benefits low income and homeless children across the Greater Philadelphia region. In our Giving Factory warehouse, we’ll process these collected items with our “Quality=Dignity” motto in mind, then hand-select items to create and distribute packages for specific kids. 

For you, it’s extra stuff.

For a child in need, it’s essential.

Please donate on September 21

Countdown to the BIG GIVE

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BIG GIVE Collection Sites

Drop off donations on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bucks County

Bucks County Children’s Museum | New Hope, PA

Free Library of Northampton Township | Richboro, PA

Neshaminy Mall | Bensalem, PA | *Please donate at Security Office, located off of Entrance 5*

Bucks Mont Orthodontics | Warrington, PA

Sky Zone Levittown | Levittown, PA

Sky Zone Chalfont | Chalfont, PA

Shady Brook Farm | Yardley, PA

Michener Art Museum | Doylestown, PA

Chester County

People’s Light | Malvern, PA

Chester County Historical Society | West Chester, PA

Starbucks – West Chester Gay + High Street | West Chester, PA

Starbucks – West Chester Pike + 5 Points | West Chester, PA

Starbucks – Exton Eagleview Blvd | Exton, PA

Starbucks – 300 Lincoln Highway | Exton, PA

Tredyffrin Township Community Day | Wilson Farm Park, Chesterbrook, PA  – Collecting 4:00 to 7:00 pm 

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church | Chester Springs, PA

Delaware County

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas | Media, PA

Concord Township Office Building | Glen Mills, PA

Village of Valleybrook | Aston, PA

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School | Crum Lynne, PA

Springfield Township Library | Springfield, PA

Brandywine River Museum of Art | Chadds Ford, PA

Sky Zone Glen Mills | Glen Mills, PA

Middletown Library | Media, PA – Collecting 11 am – 2 pm

Bethel Fire Company | Garnet Valley, PA

The Impact Center | Haverford, PA

The Episcopal Academy | Newtown Square, PA

Swarthmore Community Center | Swarthmore, PA 

Montgomery County

Elmwood Park Zoo | Norristown, PA

Skippack Township Administrative Building | Skippack, PA

Spring Valley YMCA | Limerick, PA

Ambler YMCA | Ambler, PA

A-Game Fitness and Performance | Flourtown, PA 

Hope Community Church | King of Prussia, PA

Starbucks – Audubon Square Trooper | Norristown, PA

Penn Wynne Library | Wynnewood, PA

West Conshohocken Borough Hall | West Conshohocken, PA

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church | Maple Glen, PA

Starbucks – Phoenixville – Egypt Rd | Phoenixville, PA

Starbucks – Collegeville (Providence Town Center) | Collegeville, PA

Starbucks – Royersford (Limerick Crossing Shopping Center) | Royersford, PA

Starbucks – Philadelphia Premium Outlets | Pottstown, PA

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church | Hatboro, PA

Philadelphia County

General George A. McCall School | Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Career Wardrobe | Philadelphia, PA 19130 | Day of Timeframe: 11am to 2pm

NEST Center City | Philadelphia, PA 19107

East Falls Presbyterian Church | Philadelphia, PA 19129

Please Touch Museum | Philadelphia, PA 19131

Sky Zone Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA 19114

African American Museum | Philadelphia, PA 19106

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens | Philadelphia, PA 19147

Cradles to Crayons’ Giving Factory | Philadelphia, PA, 19144

Can’t join us on 9/21?

You can still participate and donate throughout the month of September at the additional sites below:

Bucks County

Bucks County Children’s Museum  (9/1 – 9-28)| New Hope, PA | Business Hours

Neshaminy Mall (9/1-9/28) | Bensalem, PA | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm*

*Please donate at Security Office, located off of Entrance 5*

 

Delaware County

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (9/3 – 9/21) | Crum Lynne, PA |  10am – 1pm 

Middletown Library (9/3 – 9/21) | Media, PA  – Business Hours

The Episcopal Academy (9/16 – 9/26) | Newtown Square, PA | Drop-off Pod

Montgomery County

 

A-Game Fitness and Performance (9/1 – 9/21) | Flourtown, PA | Business Hours

Penn Wynne Library (9/1 -9/21) | Wynnewood, PA | Business Hours

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (9/1 – 9/21) | Maple Glen, PA

Philadelphia County

NEST Center City (9/16 – 9/21) |  Philadelphia, PA 19107 | 10am – 1pm

African American Museum (9/14 – 9/21) | Philadelphia, PA 19106 | Business Hours

Or donate at one of our year-round collection locations:
Find a Local Drop-Off

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 >

More Ways to Donate Goods

Tax Receipt

All donations of children’s items are fully tax deductible – and we make it easy to get your receipt! Just fill out our simple online form and check your email. That’s it!

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Giving Recipes

Need inspiration to incorporate giving back into your next event or milestone? Let us help guide your effort, while supplying all the materials you need to make it a success.

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Drive Resources

We have all the materials you need to make your next Cradles to Crayons drive a success. Check out our drive resources to get pre-made templates and other useful information.

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