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Cradles to Crayons charity

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Donation Drive: November 15 - January 2

Cradles to Crayons leads the way in filling an unrecognized yet critical gap in services for families in low-income and poverty situations. WNDR recognizes that basic needs such as weather-appropriate clothing, shoes, and books are as important as food and shelter. By providing these items, Cradles to Crayons enables children to participate more fully in school and life activities while also relieving their parents’ stress. To learn more about their organization, click here.

Product Donation Guidelines

Our KidPacks are hand selected with great care to meet children’s specific wants and needs. We accept a wide range of new and like-new items for children from birth through age 12—and maintain a standard of quality that ensures each child feels valued. Please review the following guidelines to make sure your donations go to good use.

Clothing

  • Bottoms, tops, outerwear, pajamas, accessories
  • Children’s sizes 0-20 and child appropriate adult clothing size S-M
  • Socks, underwear, and pajamas must be new

Shoes

  • Sneakers, sandals, and boots
  • Please attach matched pairs with rubber bands

Books

  • Board books, picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, young adult books, foreign language books
  • Most needed: baby books ages newborn to 2 years
  • NO family, religious, or holiday books

New Art, Crafts and School Supplies

  • New markers, crayons, school supplies, stamps, craft kits, clay and dough, paper crafts, paint supplies, activity and coloring books

New Baby Supplies

  • New baby wipes, diapering and health supplies

New Hygiene

  • New soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes

COVID-19 Donation Guidelines

  • After quality checking, please place your donations in tightly sealed bags or small boxes that are taped shut at one of our socially distanced, outdoor drop-off locations

Financial Support

In addition to product donations, we rely on individuals, families, companies, and other organizations for financial support to sustain our mission and work throughout the year. When you give to Cradles to Crayons, you’re helping us to provide children in need with everyday essentials they need to thrive.

Cradles to Crayons charity