cradles to crayons
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Cradles to Crayons provides, free of charge, low-income and homeless children from birth to pre-teen the basic essentials they need to be safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. Cradles to Crayons also creates a foundation for lasting change through the meaningful volunteer opportunities that are provided to thousands of youth and adults each year.
Since its founding in 2002, more than 75,000 local children-in-need have received Cradles to Crayons packages. This has been made possible by a grassroots network of more than 20,000 youth and adults who have shared their time, treasures and talent to fill the hundreds of requests that are received every week, and a distribution network of over 300 social service agencies who deliver our packages to the clients they serve.

In 2007 alone, through Cradle to Crayons'Giving Factories in Boston and Philadelphia, over 30,000 local children received high-quality children's goods to keep them warm, safe at home, and ready to learn at school. When you donate to Cradles to Crayons, you can be absolutely sure that your donation goes to a deserving local child, for whom the donation was specifically requested.
Cradles to Crayons serves as a bridge connecting those who have more with those who have less, effectively tearing down the invisible walls dividing our communities. 

Thousands of kids, every year, donate their treasures, hold product drives and work a "shift" at one of the Giving Factory warehouses. In the doing, Cradles to Crayons'kids experience enduring understanding and learn lessons in leadership, social justice, service and the power of giving – real world, "tangible philanthropy".

To learn more or to get involved, please visit the Cradles to Crayons web site at:

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