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Children in Poverty Are Right Around the Corner

When you give to Cradles to Crayons, you’re joining forces with a growing number of communities in Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, and Chicago to help overcome the impact of childhood poverty.

A gift of $33 helps us provide a child with the everyday essentials they need.

Ways to Help Children and Families in Need

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The financial support we receive from individuals, families, and businesses sustains our mission and work year-round. We make it easy to donate funds by accepting them in various forms, including stock and dividends.

We also offer various ways to donate children’s items to The Giving Factory warehouse for distribution to families in need in the communities we serve.

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We encourage you to consider Including Cradles to Crayons in the celebration of an upcoming corporate or family milestone event. Including a philanthropic or service component to your celebration is a great way to make the event both meaningful and memorable. It also enables you to share with others the importance of giving back. We have created a “Cradles to Crayons Recipe Book” to help you plan your next event with giving in mind.

Download our Recipe Book to inspire your next milestone event.

Fund the Cause

Direct financial support is always welcome. Whether you’re looking to give as an individual, as a family, or as part of your corporate program. Financial support from individuals, families, and companies sustains our work year-round. A gift of $33 enables us to impact the life of one child. With this in mind, we make it easy to donate funds by accepting them in various forms, including stock and dividends. Likewise, we offer various ways to donate goods to The Giving Factory warehouse for distribution to kids and families in need in the communities we serve.

Donate Goods

A seasonally appropriate coat. A pair of shoes that fit. School supplies and books. Developmental toys. These are just some of the items a child living in poverty desperately needs. We’re looking for high-quality new and like-new items you are able donate  for children newborn to age 12Help us stock The Giving Factory warehouse in your region. Either through direct donations, or by hosting a collection drive at home or at work.


We currently work with nearly 75,000 families, individuals, community groups, and corporate volunteers in our Giving Factories and at community-based events to serve more than 245,000 children per year. Your time is a valuable asset that we invite you to invest in us. Learn how you can help.

More Ways to Get Involved

Join the Conversation

Have something to say about childhood poverty? So do we. Follow Cradles to Crayons on social media, sign up for email to stay informed, or let us know about an opportunity to collaborate. Get in touch >

Become a Service Partner

Our broad, diverse network of Service Partners is a crucial link between Cradles to Crayons and the children we serve. Recognizing the important role Service Partners have in our work, we strive to make our collaborative process as easy and streamlined as possible so that, together, we are better able to assist families who turn to us for everyday essentials that match their personal needs. Learn about service partner benefits >

Leadership Opportunities

Become a leader in the fight against childhood poverty. We provide opportunities for families, individuals, companies, and community groups to get involved at a higher level through our councils, memberships, sponsorship opportunities, and our Giving Corps. Lead the way >