Our Calendar


  • July Fourth Tribute Honors 38 Distinguished Immigrants

    GREAT AMERICANS, GREAT IMMIGRANTS  Carnegie Corporation of New York released its annual list of Great Immigrants on June 28 comprised of 38 naturalized citizens who enrich the fabric of American culture and strengthen our democracy through their lives, their work, and their example. Our philanthropic foundation, its board of trustees and staff, invite Americans to […]

  • 6ABC Action News Covers Gear Up For Winter Program

    6ABC Philadelphia’s Action News crew recently stopped by The Giving Factory to learn more about our annual initiative Gear Up For Winter. Action News Anchor Alicia Vitarelli spoke with Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia Executive Director Michal Smith about childhood poverty in Philadelphia. “Philadelphia has the highest rate (for a major city) of deep poverty in the […]

  • Cradles to Crayons CEO Lynn Margherio Speaks at TEDx Event

    We are excited to share Cradles to Crayons CEO Lynn Margherio’s TEDTalk “Building an Army of Empathy” that she presented at the TEDxBeaconStreet event in Boston, Massachusetts. Watch the video above to learn about the origins of Cradles to Crayons, how volunteering can build empathy in children, and the importance of building a more empathetic world. […]