Fund The Cause
The financial support we receive from individuals, families and companies is what sustains our year-round mission on a daily basis. 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.
Nearly a million children 12 years old and younger live in low-income or poverty-stricken households in our 3 regions. But statistics don’t get to the heart of what we do. We help kids in poverty. Cradles to Crayons is an integral resource that supports children’s growth and development. Each year, we serve over 200,000 kids across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Greater Philadelphia Area and Chicago, bolstering our network of Service Partners in the fight against child poverty. And it’s all because of supporters like you.
Why Cradles to Crayons?
Cradles to Crayons volunteers prepare customized packages for tens of thousands of local kids, which we distribute during each of our four seasonal campaigns. We do it efficiently and with a high level of accountability and transparency. That’s why Charity Navigator has recognized us as a Four-Star Charity for 8 years and counting. And why the dollars you give will make a real difference in your community. Learn more >
Ways to Give
Explore our Giving Recipes to learn more about innovative ways to incorporate giving back into your next event. You can also visit our regional home pages — for Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia — for information on how to get involved in your local community.
Leadership and Other Giving
We offer many opportunities to get involved in a hands-on way: in our Giving Factory, at community events and more. We also offer larger ways to give back – through leadership councils, our Family Leadership Circle (FLC) or other planned giving.