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Metroplex May Day Product Collection! @ Metroplex Target Parking Lot
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cradles to Crayons and The Goldenberg Group are excited to host the 5th Annual Metroplex May Day Collection in the Target parking lot at the Plymouth Meeting Metroplex on Chemical Road. 

Cradles to Crayons will be collecting everyday items for children in homeless and low-income situations, ages 0-12, in the Greater Philadelphia region. Volunteers from both organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new and gently used children’s clothing, shoes, books, toys, baby equipment, and school supplies.

For a full list of items we accept please visit here: Items We Accept

Metroplex May Day will also include the fourth annual Battle of the Schools! The two local schools who collect the most items and raise the most funds will named Top Collector and will each win a trophy, bragging rights, and a prize of $1,250! To get your school involved email communityengagement@cradlestocrayons.org.

Please click here to help your local school raise funds as part of this initiative: 

This event is part of Cradles to Crayons annual Spring Greening initiative.

To learn more about Spring Greening, please visit here: Spring Greening

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