Items We Accept

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 gently-used 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 gently-used 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:

*Indicates an IMMEDIATE need.

Clothing – Sizes

  • Boys Fall/Winter Tops – 11/12
  • Boys Fall/Winter Bottoms (Jeans and Khakis)– 4T, 5/6*, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 & 14/16
  • Girls Fall/Winter Tops – 2T & 11/12
  • Infant Girls Fall/Winter Tops – 0-6 months & 18-24 months
  • Gender Neutral Baby Fall/Winter Clothing –  0-6 months 
  • Brand New Socks, Underwear, and PJ’s – 2T to 14/16
  • Gently Used or New Infant PJ’s – 18-24 months
  • Brand New Infant Socks – 0-24 months

Hats & Gloves

  • Boys: 8-12 years (Youth Size Large or Adult Small)
  • Girls: 8-12 years (Youth Size Large or Adult Small)
  • Boys: 5-7 years (Youth Size Medium)

Coats – Sizes

  • Boys: 0-6 months
  • Gender Neutral: 0-6 months
  • Girls: size 0-6 months
  • Boys: size 6-12 months
  • Boys: size 9/10
  • Boys: size 11/12

*Our most requested coat size is 14/16 for both boys and girls*


  • Boys Sneakers all sizes – 0 to 1 (Infant/Toddler) to 9.5 (Youth/Adult)
  • Girls Sneakers – sizes 7 (Infant/Toddler) to 3 (Youth/Adult)
  • Boys and Girls Winter Books all sizes – 0 to 1 (Infant/Toddler) to 9.5 (Youth/Adult)


  • Baby Board Books (ages 0-2)*
  • Chapter Books (ages 11-12)*

Nursery Items

  • Receiving Blankets*
  • Baby Carriers*
  • Diaper bags*
  • Changing Pads*
  • Towels*
  • Lotion*
  • Burp Cloths
  • Diapers – Sizes Newborn to 6
  • Crib sheets & blankets
  • Baby Safety items
  • Pacifiers
  • Utensils
  • Bath Tubs

What We Accept:

      • Clothing (youth sizes 0–14/16 and adult sizes small)
      • New socks & underwear
      • New pajamas (except 0-24 months will be accepted in like-new condition)
      • Shoes, boots, sneakers, and 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)
      • New arts and crafts
      • New school supplies
      • Baby supplies (baby carriers, diaper bags, tubs, etc.)
      • Baby hygiene (infant washcloths, towels, shampoo, lotion, wipes, etc.)
      • Infant bedding (bassinet and crib only)
      • Diapers
      • Baby equipment, especially strollers and car seats less than five years old
      • New and like-new toys (see below for exceptions)
      • New batteries
      • 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)
      • Car seats and other infant safety items 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
      • Any toy 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, or pajamas
      • Used hygiene or feeding products or bottles
      • Baby food
      • Used arts and crafts/school supplies

Have items that we can’t accept? Click here to find a place to donate them.