Martin Luther King 2018

MLK Day of Service















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.

Volunteer day of service shifts will be available at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory on Monday, January 15. 

For more information on how to become a corporate sponsor, support MLK’s legacy of service and reserve space for your group please click below.


For you, it’s extra stuff.

For a child in need, it’s essential.

Please donate on January 15

Countdown to MLK Day of Service








MLK Day Collection Sites

Drop off donations on Monday, January 15 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Bucks County

Trevose Fire Company | Trevose, PA 

Chester County

REMAX in Malvern | Malvern, PA

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

Delaware County

Springfield Psychological | Havertown, PA

Swarthmore Community Center |  Swarthmore, PA 

Haverford YMCA | Havertown, PA

Radnor Fire Company | Wayne, PA

Montgomery County

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

Upper Merion Police | King of Prussia, PA

Ambler YMCA | Ambler, PA

Frog Tennis | Lansdale, PA

Love Works Hope Church | King of Prussia, PA

Spring Mill Fire Company | Conshohocken, PA

Philadelphia County

Christian Street YMCA | Philadelphia, PA, 19146 

Germantown Friends School | Philadelphia, PA, 19144

NEST Center City | Philadelphia, PA, 19107

The Stagecrafters Theater | Philadelphia, PA, 19118

Northeast YMCA |  Philadelphia, PA, 19154

Roxborough YMCA | Philadelphia, PA 19128


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

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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