Items We Accept


Cradles to Crayons creates customized packages that are hand-selected with care to meet a local child’s needs and wants. We accept donations of new and like-new essential items that are appropriate for use by children.

We believe that QUALITY = DIGNITY. Before making a donation, please ensure that your gently-used items are high-quality: not ripped, stained, or quality compromised in any way.

What We Accept:

  • Clothing (new or gently used), children and adult sizes
  • NEW socks and underwear
  • Pajamas (new or gently used)
  • Winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens
  • Sweatshirts/hoodies and sweatpants
  • Shoes, boots, and sneakers (toddler sizes 4–13 and adult sizes 1–10)
  • Books (ages 0-12)
  • NEW arts, crafts, and school supplies
  • NEW hygiene items
  • Diapers, pull-ups, and diaper wipes

Our current list of Most Needed Items is updated on a weekly basis.

What We CANNOT Accept or Distribute:

  • We are currently unable to accept toys or baby equipment of any kind 
  • Furniture and household goods/items
  • Cribs or pack & plays of any kind
  • Sporting equipment (rackets, mitts, hockey sticks, bats, helmets, skates, shin guards/pads)
  • Electronics, including DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and video games
  • Religious or holiday-themed books or clothing
  • Books or clothing with family related messaging (“I Love Mommy,” “Daddy’s Little Girl”)
  • Bathing suits
  • Used underwear or socks
  • Used hygiene products, baby food, breast pumps, or bottles
  • Used arts and crafts/school supplies