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  • User Account | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    Milestones Donate Goods Drop Off Locations C2C News 10th Annual Un Gala Photos Boston 3rd Annual Presidents Day Photos 8th Annual Un Gala Photos Philadelphia Boston Volunteer Photos Teen Leadership Corps Class of 2014 Photo Album My Dashboard Home Edit My Profile Home Login Register User Account Login If you do not have an account click here to create one Username or e mail address You may login with either

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  • Search | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    FAQ Volunteer at the Giving Factory Chicago Get Involved Volunteer Families and Individuals Student and Community Groups Corporate Groups The Giving Corps Share Your Milestones Donate Goods Drop Off Locations C2C News 10th Annual Un Gala Photos Boston 3rd Annual Presidents Day Photos 8th Annual Un Gala Photos Philadelphia Boston Volunteer Photos Teen Leadership Corps Class of 2014 Photo Album Home Search Enter your keywords Home Boston Home Philadelphia Home

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  • Contact Us | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    at the Giving Factory Chicago Get Involved Volunteer Families and Individuals Student and Community Groups Corporate Groups The Giving Corps Share Your Milestones Donate Goods Drop Off Locations C2C News 10th Annual Un Gala Photos Boston 3rd Annual Presidents Day Photos 8th Annual Un Gala Photos Philadelphia Boston Volunteer Photos Teen Leadership Corps Class of 2014 Photo Album About C2C History Mission Model Awards Recognition Staff National Board of Directors Audited Financials Careers Contact Home Contact Us Boston office 155 North Beacon Street Brighton MA 02135 Telephone 617 779 4700 Fax 866 841 9995 Philadelphia office 30 Clipper Road P O Box 799 W Conshohocken PA 19428 Telephone 215 836 0958 Fax 866 910 8764 Chicago office Coming soon Boston Media Inquiries Julie Lima 617 779 4731 julie cradlestocrayons org Philadelphia Media Inquiries Susan Hight 215 836 0958 susan cradlestocrayons org Chicago Media Inquiries Jaron Newton 812 444 9889 jnewton cradlestocrayons org If you are an individual that needs assistance for your child we want to help Please click here to learn more Contact us using the form below Contact Information First Name Last Name Your email Phone optional Message Your Message Leave this field blank Home Boston Home Philadelphia

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  • About Cradles to Crayons | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    of Directors Audited Financials Careers Contact Home About Cradles to Crayons Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002 with the mission of providing to children ages 0 to 12 some of the most important basics of life free of charge These basics include clothing school supplies toys and much more In other words we provide all the physical goods that children need to be safe protected from the elements and ready to learn And by supplying them with high quality used or new goods we make children feel valued We partner with social service organizations to connect communities that have surplus resources new or used items in good condition with communities that desperately need access to those resources When you donate to Cradles to Crayons you can be absolutely sure that your donation will go to a deserving local child for whom the donation was specifically requested We make it simple for children families and corporations to participate whether by organizing a clothing collection hosting a fundraiser or working in one of our warehouses And the more people and institutions that volunteer their time treasures and talents the more children in local communities we can help We provide unique hands

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  • History | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    wasn t pink and a pair of size 2T pants that reflected her niece s fashion sense pink but already were a size too small Later on that same trip she stopped at her brother s house where she got involved with an arts and crafts project with another niece and nephew in their play room But to get to the table with the glitter stickers and markers she had to step over piles of toy trucks puzzles and games and navigate around a plastic kitchen set an air hockey table and a train table It looks like our own personal Toys R Us she said to herself She also noted that despite the profusion of stuff her niece and nephew tended to gravitate toward one or two favorite toys The rest were more or less ignored Later she saw several unopened presents wind up on the top shelf of a closet An idea came to her What if all of these like new or never used children s things could find their way into the homes of other boys and girls kids who really needed them Making it happen in Boston Back home in Boston she began taking steps to make that happen She visited shelters and health centers asking if they had the resources to help families meet basic needs like clothing Consistently the answer was no Next she started calling schools and community groups to see if they would be willing collect children s goods The reaction was almost uniformly positive So Margherio commandeered some extra office space at the consulting firm where she was a partner lined the space with shelving and plastic bins from Home Depot and started going from school to school in a rented truck to collect other people s stuff This ad hoc system mostly invented in real time slowly gained momentum and in 2002 was formally launched as Cradles to Crayons A highlight in our recent history came in 2005 when former President Bill Clinton visited the Boston warehouse In his remarks Clinton stressed the importance and power of citizen action calling it the great hope for our country and the world in the 21st century Making it happen in Philadelphia In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina Jennifer Case then taking time off from a successful financial sector marketing career to focus on her three young children wondered how she could help the thousands of young children who were evacuated from New Orleans and other devastated cities on the Gulf Coast She and her children decided to organize a multi family tag sale to raise money for displaced families But when her 30 e mails to neighbors generated responses from 45 households half again as many as she had contacted Case knew she had tapped into a strong current of generosity in her community It gave me goose bumps she recalls Like Margherio before her Case started wondering how that community energy could be harnessed and how the

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  • Mission & Model | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    of Directors Audited Financials Careers Contact Home About C2C Mission Model The Need Cradles to Crayons has a special niche and in its two host cities meets a critical need More than 305 000 Massachusetts children 12 years old and younger live in low income or poverty stricken households In any given year more than 100 000 Massachusetts children will experience homelessness Meanwhile according to the U S Census Bureau Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate among the nation s ten largest cities Nearly one in four Philadelphians including 130 000 children live in poverty But statistics don t get to the heart of what we do We help kids in poverty kids who don t have shoes that fit or a coat warm enough to fend off winter winds or a backpack to take their books and supplies to and from school When kids don t have these basics they suffer They have a hard time learning in school They don t feel valued The Mission Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low income situations with the essential items they need to thrive at home at school and at play We

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  • Awards & Recognition | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    Annual Un Gala Photos Philadelphia Boston Volunteer Photos Teen Leadership Corps Class of 2014 Photo Album About C2C History Mission Model Awards Recognition Staff National Board of Directors Audited Financials Careers Contact Home About C2C Awards Recognition Among communities across Massachusetts C2C is looked at as a leader in the social service sector 2013 CEO Lynn Margherio was honored to be a recipient of the 2013 Lewis Hine Professional Service Award from the National Child Labor Committee for her leadership of Cradles to Crayons Cradles to Crayons was chosen as the recipient of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Community Partner of the Year Award for our outstanding work with the BlueCrew 2011 In 2011 2012 and 2013 Cradles to Crayons was honored to be chosen by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to host his inaugural Project 351 event a day of public service with 8th Grade representatives from each of Massachusetts 351 cities and towns Lynn Margherio was honored by the Boston Business Journal as an Extraordinary Community Leader 2010 Cradles to Crayons was recognized as an innovative grassroots organization and received the esteemed Neighborhood Builder Award from Bank of America Cradles to Crayons was recognized with the Partnership of

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  • Staff | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    Drop Off Locations C2C News 10th Annual Un Gala Photos Boston 3rd Annual Presidents Day Photos 8th Annual Un Gala Photos Philadelphia Boston Volunteer Photos Teen Leadership Corps Class of 2014 Photo Album About C2C History Mission Model Awards Recognition Staff National Board of Directors Audited Financials Careers Contact Home About C2C Staff The Cradles to Crayons staff brings passion and skill to the job to carry out the mission

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