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Items We Accept



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

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. Review the standards below for more details on what we distribute to deserving children! Check out our Most Needed Items 

What We Accept:

  • Clothing and coats (infant to youth sizes 18/20 and adult sizes small & medium)
  • New socks and underwear
  • New or gently used pajamas
  • Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and adult sizes 1–10)
  • Books (ages 0-12)
  • New arts, crafts, and school supplies
  • New hygiene items
  • Unopened diapers, pull-ups, and diaper wipes

Click here for a more detailed list of our Donation Guidelines, including COVID-19 protocols. 

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:

  • We are not able to accept toys or baby gear of any kind 
  • Furniture and household goods/items
  • Cribs of any kind (due to recalls)
  • Over-sized plastic play structures and backyard toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Used rackets, mitts, hockey sticks, bats, helmets, skates, shin guards/pads
  • Bicycles or ride-on toys
  • DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes/computer games
  • Violent toys/games
  • Electronics
  • Religious or holiday related books or toys
  • Books and clothing with family related messaging (“I Love Mommy,” “Daddy and I”)
  • Bathing suits or costumes
  • Used underwear or socks
  • Used hygiene products, baby food, breast pumps, and supplies, or bottles
  • Used arts and crafts/school supplies