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  • Books-A-Million, the books-and-more store at Springfield Mall, is featuring a bookfair this Saturday, August 24, and donating a share of its sales to Cradles to Crayons. | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    Martin Luther King Day of Service Click to see our photo album 8th Annual Un Gala On Saturday December 5th we had a special day of service to help local children in need fight the cold Missed the event Check out our photo album here Most Needed Items Most Needed Items are immediate needs of children s essential items in our warehouse The most prevalent out of stock items are new underwear socks pants winter coats and books Click here for details about our out of stock items Philadelphia Links About Us Directions Donate Funds Donation Tax Receipt Events FAQ Volunteer at the Giving Factory Philadelphia Home Books A Million the books and more store at Springfield Mall is featuring a bookfair this Saturday August 24 and donating a share of its sales to Cradles to Crayons Books A Million the books and more store at Springfield Mall is featuring a bookfair this Saturday August 24 and donating a share of its sales to Cradles to Crayons The Book A Million store carries a large selection of books Nook tablets activity books and toys along with a selection of bargain books offered at up to 80 percent off regular price all of which are included in the Cradles to Crayons donation program Cradles to Crayons addresses the poverty faced by more than one in five children birth to age 12 in Greater Philadelphia by collecting and providing new and nearly new daily essentials that children need to thrive at home at school and at play While the start of a new school year is always an exciting time for Delaware County children and their families said Lynne Klingler general manager of Books A Million s Springfield Mall store we can t ignore the very sad fact that children from low

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/books-million-books-and-more-superstore-springfield-mall-featuring-bookfair-saturday-au (2016-02-10)
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  • Cradles to Crayons is throwing a party…and you’re invited, along with your 199 best friends! | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    Annual Un Gala Photos Philadelphia Boston Volunteer Photos Teen Leadership Corps Class of 2014 Photo Album Gear Up for Winter Support Gear Up for Winter and help 15 000 kids stay safe this season Click here for ways to get involved Events Community Drives MLK Day of Service Donation Drop off Community Drive MLK Day 2016 was our largest region wide collection to support Greater Philadelphia s Martin Luther King Day of Service Click to see our photo album 8th Annual Un Gala On Saturday December 5th we had a special day of service to help local children in need fight the cold Missed the event Check out our photo album here Most Needed Items Most Needed Items are immediate needs of children s essential items in our warehouse The most prevalent out of stock items are new underwear socks pants winter coats and books Click here for details about our out of stock items Philadelphia Links About Us Directions Donate Funds Donation Tax Receipt Events FAQ Volunteer at the Giving Factory Philadelphia Home Cradles to Crayons is throwing a party and you re invited along with your 199 best friends It s the 2013 Conshohocken Restaurant Week Preview Party sort of an advanced look at Conshohocken Restaurant Week to be held in the where else West Conshohocken home of Cradles to Crayons Monday September 9 from 6 00 p m to 8 00 p m There is a 30 00 ticket charge with Cradles to Crayons once again being the beneficiary of 100 of the proceeds which enables you tosample lots of great food from the restaurants participating in Conshohocken Restaurant Week along with complimentary beer from Victory Brewing and a wine tasting Our special thanks to William R Zeuner CFP Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Member

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/cradles-crayons-throwing-party%E2%80%A6and-you%E2%80%99re-invited-along-your-199-best-friends (2016-02-10)
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  • Cradles to Crayons Will Receive Local Donations from Walgreens’ Back To School Supply Drive | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    donate new school supplies and other classroom materials by placing their donations in the in store collection bins Students and teachers wish lists include basic school supplies such as paper crayons scissors pencils pens glue markers folders and erasers as well as other items used in classrooms every day such as tissues and hand sanitizers The drugstores offer a wide selection of must have and wished for items that customers can choose to purchase and donate For the second year Walgreens teamed up with The Kids In Need Foundation a national non profit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and under funded teachers Walgreens purpose is to help people get stay and live well and we re pleased to share this through our community commitment said John Gremer director of community affairs at Walgreens With the help of our stores employees and customers we can all work together to help thousands of students start the school year prepared to succeed This is a big project and we commend Walgreens for being willing to sponsor this effort said Dave Smith executive director of the Kids In Need Foundation When families are struggling to feed and clothe their children school supplies are not their top priority even though they understand they are sorely needed Cuts in budgets mean schools are not filling the gap Many teachers spend money out of their own pockets to supplement the needs of their students just so kids can try to keep up with school work We are pleased to be able to pass along Walgreens generosity to Cradles to Crayons Cradles to Crayons is one of the only organizations not only supplying backpacks to children in need in the region but also ensuring that they stay filled year round said Michal Smith executive director of Cradles to Crayons so that more children will have the essential items they need to go to school stay in school and succeed in the classroom Through Walgreens exceptional community commitment Smith continued we have an added boost to help give children from low income backgrounds the tools and confidence boost they need as they start a new year at school More and more children need help to be fully prepared for the classroom In 2010 the latest year for which statistics are available school cafeterias served more than five billion lunches with more than half being supplied free or at a reduced cost according to the USDA s Economic Research Service This means that one out of every two school age children in the United States is at or below what the USDA considers poverty level In Philadelphia alone 39 percent of children live below the federal poverty level As a result parents from economically challenged backgrounds often find it difficult to provide their children with the most basic school supplies Last year the Kids In Need Foundation mobilized thousands of volunteers across the country to collect the donations at the Walgreens stores and

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/cradles-crayons-will-receive-local-donations-walgreens%E2%80%99-back-school-supply-drive (2016-02-10)
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  • Thousands of Area Families Receive Free Diapers: Cradles to Crayons Distributes 200,000+ Huggies Diapers To 75+ Greater Philadelphia Region Social Service Agencies | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    here Most Needed Items Most Needed Items are immediate needs of children s essential items in our warehouse The most prevalent out of stock items are new underwear socks pants winter coats and books Click here for details about our out of stock items Philadelphia Links About Us Directions Donate Funds Donation Tax Receipt Events FAQ Volunteer at the Giving Factory Philadelphia Home Thousands of Area Families Receive Free Diapers Cradles to Crayons Distributes 200 000 Huggies Diapers To 75 Greater Philadelphia Region Social Service Agencies With her agency s diaper allocation packed in her car ready to be provided to children served by ChesPenn Health Services Jashina Miller is joined by Cradles to Crayons distribution coordinator Kristen Gowing More than 75 Greater Philadelphia region social service agencies including homeless and domestic violence shelters schools and foster homes that provide direct assistance to children received quantities of free diapers from Cradles to Crayons Friday when the local nonprofit distributed more than 200 000 of the essential product from its West Conshohocken warehouse The diapers were provided to Cradles to Crayons by the National Diaper Bank Network NDBN through thesupport of its founding sponsor Huggies Montgomery County based Foundation for Babies assisted local distribution Cradles to Crayons was named an NDBN Affiliate Partner earlier this year the only program in the Middle Atlantic States to receive the recognition based on its demonstrated ability to distribute diapers through a large network of agencies and its potential for growth said Alison Weir director of programs at NDBN Diapers are a basic need for children as essential to their health and well being as food and shelter said Michal Smith executive director of Cradles to Crayons noting that a recent study reported that 34 percent of American families cut back on basics such as

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/thousands-area-families-receive-free-diapers-cradles-crayons-distributes-200000-huggies (2016-02-10)
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  • Cradles to Crayons-Philadelphia Names Bob Aglira New Board Chairman Organization Founder, Former Board Chair Jennifer Case Honored for ‘Vision, Commitment’ | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    FAQ Volunteer at the Giving Factory Philadelphia Home Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia Names Bob Aglira New Board Chairman Organization Founder Former Board Chair Jennifer Case Honored for Vision Commitment Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia announced today that Bob Aglira who has served as a volunteer and advisor to the regional nonprofit since shortly after its inception and board member over the past year has been elected chairman of the board He succeeds Jennifer Case who established the local affiliate of the Boston based organization in 2007 and has been its board chair since then Jennifer Case played such a key role in launching Cradles to Cradles to Crayons six years ago said Lynn Margherio the organization s founder and CEO She has adopted and adapted for the Greater Philadelphia community the Cradles to Crayons model and can be very proud of the hearty and healthy sibling she has raised Cradles to Crayons founded in Boston in 2002 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 and supplies the items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need Aglira s appointment as chair of the local board and as a member of the national board in Boston was confirmed at the national board s quarterly meeting The local organization has gained recognition since its establishment not only for its role in addressing the poverty faced by children in the Greater Philadelphia region but also as the area s go to volunteer organization said Margherio Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia has distributed more than one million essential children s items to 100 000 plus disadvantaged and underserved children in the past five years and provides invaluable civic

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/cradles-crayons-philadelphia-names-bob-aglira-new-board-chairman-organization-founder-f (2016-02-10)
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  • Iron Order Motorcycle Club’s Philly Chapter Charity Ride Brings Children’s Items, Money and Invaluable Volunteer Time to Cradles to Crayons | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    our warehouse The most prevalent out of stock items are new underwear socks pants winter coats and books Click here for details about our out of stock items Philadelphia Links About Us Directions Donate Funds Donation Tax Receipt Events FAQ Volunteer at the Giving Factory Philadelphia Home Iron Order Motorcycle Club s Philly Chapter Charity Ride Brings Children s Items Money and Invaluable Volunteer Time to Cradles to Crayons They describe themselves as veterans active duty military construction workers truck drivers businessmen cops feds cooks and any other occupation you can think of from different backgrounds and walks of life Meet the Death Grip Chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club Philadelphia area men who share a common bond with Club members throughout the United States and who are unabashedly all about motorcycles brotherhood and enjoying the biker lifestyle And this Saturday they will come together to do something else in which they take pride participating in charities that benefit their communities In this instance a Charity Ride for Cradles to Crayons Some 50 members of the club as well as other bikers and a number of participants in its women s support group the Iron Order Maidens will bike from King of Prussia to West Conshohocken bringing with them money they ve raised and new children s socks and underwear they have collected and will provide it to Cradles to Crayons for distribution by the local nonprofit to children in the region living in poverty Cradles to Crayons provides children 0 12 living in homeless or low income situations in the Greater Philadelphia area with the essential items they need to thrive at home at school and at play and supplies the items free of charge year round by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/local-motorcycle-club%E2%80%99s-charity-ride-will-bring-children%E2%80%99s-items-money-and-invaluable-v (2016-02-10)
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  • Recent News | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    at 155 North Beacon Street Brighton MA 02135 Telephone 617 779 4700 Fax 866 841 9995 In Philadelphia Contact us at 30 Clipper Road P O Box 799 W Conshohocken PA 19428 Telephone 215 836 0958 Fax 866 910 8764 Filter by Site Any 8th Annual Un Gala Recap Boston Chicago Philadelphia Charity Navigator Awards Cradles to Crayons Highest Rating for Fourth Consecutive Year Philadelphia 06 27 2012 June 27 2012Cradles to Crayons AnnouncementWe are pleased to announce that Charity Navigator America s premier charity evaluator has granted Arden Theater Christ Church and Cradles to Crayons Collaborate Philadelphia 05 30 2012 Old City Community Collection Invites Local Residents to Donate Children s Clothing and Everyday Essentials on June 2 for Area s Cradles to Crayons Momo Baby Distribution Philadelphia 04 16 2012 Momo Baby donated wonderful baby bottles accessories and bedding to Cradles to Crayons who then distributed it to 94 social service agencies This RIMS volunteers aid local children Philadelphia 04 14 2012 Mike TsikoudakisBusiness InsuranceApril 15 2012More than 80 conference attendees and exhibitors participated in the Risk Insurance Management Huggies donates 250 000 diapers to Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia 04 11 2012 Huggies donated 250 000 diapers to Cradles to Crayons and in only 10 hours Cradles to Crayons distributed all of the diapers to social service Biden Speaks at Girard College in Honor of MLK Day Cradles to Crayons named one of few organization featured during Volunteer Day Philadelphia 03 28 2012 January 16 2012Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Girard College on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day Thousands of people were at the Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara visited Cunningham Elementary School for Cradles to Crayons Boston 03 02 2012 VIDEO Zdeno Chara Comes to MiltonBoston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara visited Cunningham

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/news?page=11 (2016-02-10)
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  • Revolution, Wynalda team up with Sovereign | Santander for Goals for Charity | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    CEO Elevate Communications Quincy Mass Sovereign Santander Bank will donate 500 for every goal scored by the Revolution for the rest of the MLS season and by each team participating in the CONCACAF Gold Cup which runs from July 7 to 28 to the Boys and Girls Club of Boston Cradles to Crayons and Camp Harborview in an initiative called The Goals for Charity campaign Camp Harborview offers nearly 800 children living in Boston s at risk neighborhoods the chance to leave the city and participate in a four week summer camp They do this in collaboration with the City of Boston and the Boys Girls Club of Boston Meanwhile Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12 living in homeless or low income situations with essential items they need to thrive The announcement for Goals for Charity came on Monday at Camp Harborview in Quincy where a slew of Revolution players and US Soccer Hall of Famer Eric Wynalda spent the afternoon with some of the children The Revolution Academy and twelve senior players conducted a soccer clinic and ran drills Goalkeeper Matt Reis was the centerpiece of a shootout in which some children and representatives of Sovereign Santander and the three non profits tried scoring against him The Revolution does do a very good job of helping with the community said Reis who was also part of the US national team that won the 2005 Gold Cup Every since I ve been here for the last 16 years we ve done a lot with the community With Santander and Sovereign to raise money for the community is something we re very eager to do Goals for Charity isn t a one day contribution for the Revolution Since it depends on the goals that the Revolution score throughout most of July it s a cause that will likely stay in the back of their heads as they approach every game This appears to be the best time to include the Revolution in this kind of a project as they ve scored 14 goals in their last seven games It takes on an extra special meaning when there s extra money on the line and that we can raise money for charity We re going to tell the other teams that it s for charity and to let us score more goals Reis joked The US will kick off it s Gold Cup campaign on July 9 in Portland against Belize They will also play Costa Rica and Cuba in group play Mexico are the US biggest regional rivals and both teams are always expected to take either first or second in the Gold Cup Mexico has six tournament titles while the US has four The team looks really good right now said Wynalda who is now an analyst with Fox Soccer Channel Wynalda also played for the Revolution in 2000 and 2001 and held the US all time scoring record until it was broken by Landon Donovan

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/revolution-wynalda-team-sovereign-santander-goals-charity (2016-02-10)
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