Martin Luther King Day of Service 2019

"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve" - Martin Luther King, Jr.















Martin Luther King Day 2019

Cradles To Crayons is dedicating the month of January to Martin Luther King, celebrating his legacy of service in the community.

In partnership with local fire stations, first responders, and community centers Cradles to Crayons will hold a collection across the Greater Philadelphia five county region.

For more information including support and donation drop-off sites, please see below. 

Countdown to MLK Day of Service








MLK Day Collection Sites

Drop off donations on Monday, January 21 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bucks County

Trevose Fire Company | Trevose, PA 

Yardley Borough Police Department |Yardley, PA

The Anchor Church | Wrightstown, PA

Chester County

REMAX in Malvern | Malvern, PA

Minquas Fire Company No. 2, Inc. | Downingtown, PA

City of Coatesville Police Department | Coatesville, PA

Tredyffrin Township Police Department | Berwyn, PA

Service King Collision Repair of Exton | Exton, PA

Service King Collision Repair of West Goshen | West Chester, PA (Reservoir Rd)

Service King Collision Repair of Malvern | Malvern, PA

Service King Collision Repair of Chester Springs | Chester Springs, PA

Service King Collision Repair of West Chester | West Chester, PA (E. Market St)

Believe & Achieve Foundation | Exton, PA

Delaware County

Springfield Psychological | Havertown, PA

Swarthmore Community Center |  Swarthmore, PA 

St. David’s Episcopal Church | Wayne, PA

Bethel Fire Company 3737 | Garnet Valley, PA

Montgomery County

Girl Scout Troop 7288 | Lower Providence Presbyterian Church | Norristown, PA

Abington YMCA | Abington, PA

Ambler YMCA | Ambler, PA

Frog Hollow Racquet Club | Lansdale, PA

Love Works Hope Church | King of Prussia, PA

Spring Mill Fire Company | Conshohocken, PA

Arcadia University | Glenside, PA

Skippack Township Building | Collegeville, PA

Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory | West Conshohocken, PA

Philadelphia County

Christian Street YMCA | Philadelphia, PA, 19146 

Germantown Friends School | Philadelphia, PA, 19144

The Stagecrafters Theater | Philadelphia, PA, 19118

Northeast YMCA |  Philadelphia, PA, 19154

Roxborough YMCA | Philadelphia, PA 19128

St. Joe’s University | Philadelphia, PA 19066 | Intersection of Raynham Rd and N. Latches Lane

Tower Place Luxury Apartments | Philadelphia, PA 19130


Or donate at one of our year-round collection locations:
Find a Local Drop-Off

For you, it’s extra stuff.

For a child in need, it’s essential.

Please donate on January 21


Support MLK Day of Service 

In addition to donating product, there are many ways you can support Cradles to Crayons Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Many thanks to our supporters for this event:

Items We Accept

Please go through your closets and dressers to identify good-condition clothing, shoes, lightweight jackets, winter coats & snow boots which your children may have outgrown since last year. We also need new or gently-used books, toys and baby gear. Some critical items, such as socks, underwear, pajamas, and baby hygiene products (lotion, shampoo, pacifiers, etc.) must be new when donated.

Learn about what items we need most >

More Ways to Donate Goods

Tax Receipt

All donations of children’s items are fully tax deductible – and we make it easy to get your receipt! Just fill out our simple online form and check your email. That’s it!

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Giving Recipes

Need inspiration to incorporate giving back into your next event or milestone? Let us help guide your effort, while supplying all the materials you need to make it a success.

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Drive Resources

We have all the materials you need to make your next Cradles to Crayons drive a success. Check out our drive resources to get pre-made templates and other useful information.

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