Consistent with public health guidelines, Cradles to Crayons suspended product collections in March 2020. Since then we have closely monitored local updates, and created new safety protocols to allow for a phased return to operations. As we enter a new phase of re-opening, Cradles to Crayons is excited to announce that our organization will begin to accept donations again as of Monday, July 6. We have also updated our donation guidelines to reflect the items we can currently accept and distribute at this time. Please understand that for the safety of our community, we are only collecting donations in our new outdoor units in our parking lot. Place your items in the open unit, as far back as possible. Units will be locked as each fills, so that we can quarantine donations for 72 hours. Thank you.
Cradles to Crayons accepts a wide range of donations of new and like-new items for children of all ages, from newborn to age 12. In our Giving Factory warehouses, we then hand-select items to create and distribute packages for specific kids. Here are two ways you can help:
- Go through your closets, attic, basement, and/or garage to find new or like-new children’s items to donate.
- Host a product collection drive at your home, school, workplace, place of worship, or in your community. Click the appropriate link below to learn more.
Items We Accept
A seasonally appropriate coat. A pair of shoes that fit. School supplies and books. Developmental toys. These are just some of the items a child living in poverty desperately needs. We’re looking for high-quality new and like-new items you are able donate — for children newborn through age 12. Help us stock The Giving Factory warehouse, either through your direct donations or by organizing a collection drive at home or at work.
Host A Drive
In households across your community, there are closets, drawers and shelves full of new or like-new children’s clothes, toys and books not that are not being used. By hosting a product collection drive for Cradles to Crayons, either in-house or out in the community, you help get these items to kids who desperately need them.
More Ways to Donate Goods
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!
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.
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.