Items We Accept
Our Most Needed Items
Our mission is to provide every child with the essentials they need to feel valued and we ask you to support us in doing so. Therefore, please ensure that your gently-used donations are high-quality: not ripped, stained, broken, or missing pieces. Please review the standards below to ensure we can distribute your donation to a deserving child.
Cradles to Crayons creates KidPacks that are hand-selected with care to meet a local boy or girl’s specific needs and wants. We accept donations of a wide range of high-quality new and gently used clothing and other items that are appropriate for use by children ages newborn to age 12. For more details on what we need and can accept, please review our donation guidelines by selecting your local community below.
Find A Drop-Off
Donations can be delivered to the following Community Drop-Off Sites managed by dedicated Cradles to Crayons volunteers. These volunteers have generously allowed us to use their homes and businesses as donation locations for your convenience. Due to limited space, these sites can only accept up to one car trunk-load of donations per visit.
Take Action In Your Community
What are your most needed items?
Where do I bring my donations?
Donations are accepted 24/7 in the large white storage units outside of each of our Giving Factories.
We also have additional dropoff locations throughout Massachusetts, Philadelphia, and Illinois. Follow this link to find the closest dropoff location near you. Please check local donation guidelines before dropping off any items in our collection bins.
Why can't you take nursery furniture, large toys, etc.?
How do I set up a donation drive? How long should I collect for?