Cradles To Crayons

With supporters across the United States, Cradles to Crayons works to fight Children’s Clothing Insecurity directly in Chicagoland, Massachusetts, Greater Philadelphia, NYC, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and focuses on raising awareness about this urgent crisis nationally.


Our mission is to provide children from birth through age 12 with the everyday essentials they need to thrive — at home, at school, and at play. Our overarching vision — a future free of childhood poverty — inspires our work every day.

  • New and nearly new children’s items are collected through grassroots community drives and corporate donations.
  • Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers in our warehouse, The Giving Factory.
  • Packages from The Giving Factory are distributed to local disadvantaged children through our collaborative network of diverse service partners.

We undertake four major initiatives each year to serve kids and families all year long, because poverty is a year-round condition, and young children outgrow essentials like clothes, toys and books pretty quickly.


281 Newtonville Avenue
Newtonville, MA 02460
United States

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