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:

  • Jeans and Long-Sleeve Shirts (all genders)
    • Sizes 0-3 months
    • Sizes 7/8 through 18/20
  • Winter Boots
    • Sizes 4 (infant/toddler) to 9 (youth/adult)
  • Winter Coats
    • Sizes 0-3 months to 18/20, (especially: 0-24 month winter coats) 
  • Long Pants
    • Boys sizes 7/8 through 18/20
    • Girls sizes 10/12 through 18/20 
  • Hat and Glove Bundles

    • Ages 0-12 years

  • Books
    • 0-12 years
    • Baby Board Books (0-2 years)
    • Pre-Teen Chapter Books (11-12 years)

What We Accept:

      • Clothing (youth sizes 0–18/20 and adult sizes medium)
      • 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