Help Cradles to Crayons build their library !


Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
Dr. Penny Sparks Nixon, President
Kids of Color Book Collection

Cradles to Crayons is actively building their library with Kids Of Color books!

C2C provides children living in poverty with the essential items they need free of charge to thrive at home, at school and at play. We do this by connecting communities that have resources with those that need resources.

Books are an essential item supplied in every order C2C distributes and over 85% of those orders are to children and families of color. Even though diversity in book publishing has increased slightly, we need your help in providing more books featuring diversity so that children of color can see themselves in the books they read.

Here’s how you can help today!


  1. Help fill our library:
    • Order a child’s book direct from our Wish List Here! Books will be shipped directly to Cradles to Crayons. 
  2. Donate new or gently-used children’s books:
    • Have books to donate? Drop off at the Giving Factory or click here to find a local drop-off site near you!
  3.  Support a local child:
    • Donate below! Every $33.00 will provide 1 child with the essentials they need!


Our Accountability

For 12 years and counting, Cradles to Crayons has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency and responsible fiscal management. Your gift to Cradles to Crayons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Donations by Mail

If you would like to donate by mail, please send your check to:

Cradles to Crayons, Inc.
Attn: Kids of Color Books
4700 Wissahickon Avenue, Suite 142
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the donation form or the donation process, please contact us at (215) 836-0958 or email

Donor Advised Fund