Volunteer In Your Community

We Make It Incredibly Easy To Join In

In addition to volunteering at our signature initiatives and events, we offer a variety of regularly scheduled community-based programs for volunteers of various ages, interests, and levels of availability. These include Community Drives, Giving Corps Programs, and Community Volunteer Days. Visit our community photo gallery below.

Hosting a Community Drive event is an enjoyable and productive way for supporters to see the Cradles to Crayons mission and model at work first-hand. The first step is to come together as a community to collect donations across multiple sites. Volunteers then sort, inspect, and organize the items at their school, faith-based facility, community center etc. — just as we would in our Giving Factory.

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Ways To Give

Giving Recipes

The financial support we receive from individuals, families, foundations, and businesses 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. We also make it easy to donate children’s items to the Cradles to Crayons in your region. Learn more about some innovative ways to incorporate giving back into your next event.

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Items We Accept

Our mission is to provide every child with the essentials they need to feel valued and we welcome your support. Quality = Dignity is one of our core philosophies and we ask you to look carefully at the items you donate to be sure that they 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.

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Ready to Host Your Drive?

It's a wonderful opportunity for volunteers of all ages to engage in meaningful service as a community and to see the results of your efforts in a unique way. Contact us when you are ready to begin!

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