Items We Accept

Update on COVID-19: Keeping our staff, partners, and volunteers safe and minimizing the spread of COVID-19 virus is our top priority at this time. Our warehouse will be physically closed and we will be accepting donations beginning Monday, March 16. Visit below to learn more about the precautionary measures we will be implementing from Monday, March 16, 2020 until Thursday, April 30, 2020.


Cradles to Crayons creates KidPacks that are hand-selected with care to meet a local boy or girl’s specific needs and wants. We accept donations of a wide range of new and like-new goods that are appropriate for use by children ages newborn to 12.

Our mission strives to provide every child with the essentials they need to feel valued and we ask you to support us in doing so. Therefore, please ensure that your like-new donations are high-quality: not ripped, stained, broken, or missing pieces. Please review the standards below to ensure we can distribute your donation to a deserving child.

Most Needed Items:

  • Pajamas
  • NEW Underwear
  • NEW Baby Hygiene Kits
    • Baby Wash, Shampoo & Lotion
  • NEW School Supplies 
    • Pencil Sharpeners & Notebooks

What We Accept:

  • Clothing (youth sizes 0–18/20 and adult sizes medium)
  • New Socks & Underwear
  • Pajamas (accepted in new or like-new condition)
  • Shoes, Boots, Sneakers & Sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and adult sizes 1–9)
  • Heavy Coats, Lightweight Jackets, Winter Hats & Gloves/Mittens
  • Books (Baby Board books through Grade 6 Chapter books)
  • Baby Supplies (Baby Carriers, Diaper Bags, Tubs. NEW: Bottles/Pacifier & Outlet Cover)
  • NEW Baby Hygiene (Baby Shampoo, Lotion, Wash & Wipes)
  • Baby Linens (Baby Washcloths, Towels, Crib/Bassinet Sheet & Blanket)
  • Diapers
  • Baby equipment, especially strollers and car seats less than five years old
  • New Arts & Crafts
  • New School Supplies
  • Toys (see below for exceptions)
  • New batteries
  • Kid Hygiene (Comb, Brush, Bar/Liquid Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothbrush, Toothpaste & Deodorant)
  • Click here for a more detailed list of our Donation Guidelines.

What We CANNOT Accept:  In the interest of the health/safety of the families we serve and in consideration of the limited space they may have access to, we cannot accept the following:

  • Furniture and household goods/items
  • Cribs of any kind (due to recalls)
  • Expired Baby Gear (more than five years old)
  • Over-sized plastic play structures and backyard toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Used Sports Safety equipment (helmets, shin guards, etc.)
  • Bicycles or ride-on toys
  • Toys Larger than 2′ x 2′ (must be small enough to fit into a carry-on suitcase)
  • DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes/Computer games
  • Violent Toys/Games
  • Electronics
  • Books and Clothing with Family related messaging (“I Love Mommy,” “Daddy’s Little Girl”)
  • Used Bathing Suits
  • Used Underwear & Socks
  • Used Hygiene/Feeding Products/Bottles
  • Baby Food
  • Used Arts and Crafts/School Supplies