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  • Three Montgomery County Office Sites to Serve as Collection Points for Cradles to Crayons’ “Gear Up for Baby” Initiative | 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 Three Montgomery County Office Sites to Serve as Collection Points for Cradles to Crayons Gear Up for Baby Initiative Thursday June 27 8 30 a m to 1 p m set for collection of donated items for infants in need Cradles to Crayons 2013 Gear Up for Babies drive will culminate on June 27 with community collections at three office complex sites in Montgomery County The collections will culminate an intensive month long initiative to collect vitally needed everyday essentials for babies in their first most vulnerable years of life said Michal Smith executive director of the local nonprofit The three sites offer convenient drop off points formost needed baby items including diapers baby hygiene items wipes infant socks baby safety equipment and other new or gently used baby items needed by infants ages 0 to 24 months living in homeless or low income situations in southeastern Pennsylvania The collection sites will be available for drop off of donated items between 8 30 a m and 1 p m on Thursday June 27 at three locations 2 Walnut Grove Drive Horsham PA 19044 CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS 1250 Virginia Drive Fort Washington PA

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/three-montgomery-county-office-sites-serve-collection-points-cradles-crayons%E2%80%99-%E2%80%9Cgear-bab (2016-02-10)
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  • IMS U.S.’s Client Services’ Toy and Clothing Drive, Volunteering Efforts At Cradles to Crayons Make a ‘Huge Impact‘ for Area Children in Need | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    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 IMS U S s Client Services Toy and Clothing Drive Volunteering Efforts At Cradles to Crayons Make a Huge Impact for Area Children in Need What started out as a typical two hour volunteering stint in April at Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory warehouse by IMS U S s Client Services team has expanded into a special relationship between the West Conshohocken based nonprofit and the Plymouth Meeting based operation of IMS Health considered the world s leading information services and technology company dedicated to making healthcare perform better The Client Services Team volunteered for a second Friday afternoon that month and found the experience so rewarding that they scheduled two more visits in June And chose Cradles to Crayons as the beneficiary of their planned toy and clothing drive which culminates this Friday June 21 The logistics and time commitment were minimal but the impact was huge said Brenda Capobianco director Client Services IMS U S Brenda was no stranger to Cradles to Crayons I chose Cradles to Crayons because I d been there with my children and they came away with a true appreciation for the needs of other children she said We have an enthusiastic team that enjoys community activities In fact she pointed out some team members were bothered that not all the children receive new footwear So we decided to accept cash donations during our toy and clothing drive so we can provide new shoes Sarah Busbey Cradles to Crayons manager of Volunteer Relations was taken by their personal commitment I was

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/ims-us-clothingdrive-volunteering (2016-02-10)
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  • Cradles to Crayons Names Debra Roberts Director of Individual and Family Philanthropy | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    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 Names Debra Roberts Director of Individual and Family Philanthropy Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia announced today that Debra Roberts who has served in executive positions with some of this region s most successful and respected businesses and nonprofit organizations has joined its staff as director of individual and family philanthropy a new position Roberts will be a member of Cradles to Crayons development team reporting to Michal Smith executive director of the West Conshohocken based nonprofit Debra is a seasoned development director said Smith with a breadth and depth of experience that will significantly enhance our ability to realize our ambitious 2013 2015 revenue goals through individual and family philanthropic support Debra s creativity she continued backed with her practical knowledge of the challenges facing a fast growing nonprofit will be key to building Cradles to Crayons capacity to move to larger facilities in the next three years Cradles to Crayons established in Philadelphia in 2007 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 What a special opportunity this is Roberts said joining a leading voice for young disadvantaged children in the Greater Philadelphia region at a time when these voices need to be heard and responded to not just to enable them to thrive today at home

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/cradles-crayons-names-debra-roberts-director-individual-and-family-philanthropy (2016-02-10)
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  • Four Area Nonprofits Team Up to Address Diaper Needs Faced by Poverty-Stricken Philadelphia Region Families | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    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 are Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia operators of Family Strengthening Centers throughout the five county metropolitan Philadelphia area providing support and education to families Foundation for Babies Montgomery County based organization committed to creating an environment in which all babies have a chance to a healthy start in life Global Sales Business Development segment of BJ s Wholesale Club membership warehouse retail stores along the East Coast Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank Richboro PA the region s leading year round source for diapers partnering with nonprofits and agencies working with families and individuals in crisis National Diaper Bank Network New Haven CT based group dedicated to raisingawareness about diaper need at the national level and Huggies the network s founding sponsor The need for diapers requires nothing less than such a significant and cooperative effort by the nonprofit and for profit communities said Smith Each of the partners in this effort she continued is playing a critical role in this ambitious enterprise from making product available transporting it from warehouses throughout the United States to our facility in West Conshohocken and moving the diapers some 400 000 of them to where they are needed in the hands of the families of thousands of infants in our community living inpoverty stricken situations who areserved by the participating nonprofits and the scores of social service agencies they support The first 140 000 diapers will arrive this week at Cradles to Crayons warehouse from where they will be distributed to Catholic Social Services The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank and social service agencies throughout the region served by Cradles to Crayons Diaper need has been called a silent crisis in the United States Smith noted Most Americans who have not faced this struggle do not know the problem exists The federal government makes no provision to provide diapers to those in need Federal benefits such as SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Food Stamps and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children WIC cannot be spent on diapers Diapers are a basic need for children as essential to their health and well being as food and shelter yet nearly 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children The hope and dream of all of us involved in this effort is to make a difference in this struggle Smith said Diaper need is a silent crisis in the United States Diapers are a basic need for children as essential to their health and well being as food and shelter Yet nearly 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children Families unable to afford diapers are forced to choose between a range of undesirable alternatives that can severely impact the health and well being of both their child and their household Many families report

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/four-area-nonprofits-team-address-diaper-needs-faced-poverty-stricken-philadelphia-regi (2016-02-10)
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  • Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2 Is Collection Site for Cradles to Crayons’ “Gear Up for Baby” Initiative | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    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 Conshohocken Fire Company No 2 Is Collection Site for Cradles to Crayons Gear Up for Baby Initiative Saturday June 15 11 a m to 3 p m set aside for collection of donated items CONSHOHOCKEN PA June 13 2013 Conshohocken Fire Company No 2 will serve as a community collection site this Saturday June 15 in support of Cradles to Crayons month long Gear Up for Baby campaign It is one of a number of baby centric events throughout the region during June designed to spur community collections for most needed baby items including diapers baby hygiene items wipes infant socks baby safety equipment and other new or gently used baby items needed by infants The Fire Company located at 819 Fayette Street will accept donated items from 11 a m to 3 p m There are nearly 100 000 children aged 0 to 24 months living in poverty stricken situations in the Greater Philadelphia region said Michal Smith executive director of Cradles to Crayons The goal of our Gear Up for Baby drive is to be able to provide them the everyday essentials that they need to survive and thrive Foundation for Babies

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/conshohocken-fire-company-no-2-collection-site-cradles-crayons%E2%80%99-%E2%80%9Cgear-baby%E2%80%9D-initiative (2016-02-10)
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  • Gear Up for Baby Initiative Announced | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    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 Gear Up for Baby Initiative Announced Recognizing the specialized needs of the youngest children it serves Cradles to Crayons today announced plans to mount an intensive month long Gear Up for Baby drive throughout the region during June to collect everyday essentials for babies in their first vulnerable years of life There are nearly 100 000 children aged 0 to 24 months living in our community in poverty stricken situations said Michal Smith executive director of Cradles to Crayons The goal of our Gear Up for Baby drive is to be able to provide them the everyday essentials diapers baby hygiene items wipes infant socks baby safety equipment and so much more that they need to survive and thrive During the month of June there will be a number of baby centric events throughout the region including a diaper drive a baby bundle packing event and multiple community collections for most needed baby items Foundation for Babies is joining with Cradles to Crayons in the 2013 drive for diapers and other infant and toddler items a partnership that Smith said her organization was thrilled to embrace Foundation for Babies she said is the standard by which all diaper drives are measured we welcome them in a mutual effort to help the youngest children in this area For a familyliving in this area it costs more than 10 000 to support a

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/gear-baby-initiative-announced (2016-02-10)
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  • Down With The Old, Up With The New | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    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 Down With The Old Up With The New CRADLES TO CRAYONS Down with the old Up with the new That s the message that volunteer groups from Arcola Intermediate School National Junior Honor Society in Norristown and Sesame Street the Langhorne Pa based theme park are helping to send to the Greater Philadelphia region on behalf of the local nonprofit Cradles to Crayons new look is part of a graphic makeover for the six year old organization which provides area children in need with the daily essential they need to thrive at home at school and at play It s the first step in our plan to roll out our new look locally said Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia Executive Director Michal Smith beginning with updated stationery marketing materials warehouse signage and a website revamp The new look she continued is a reflection of our organizational maturity as we enter our sixth year of providing

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/down-old-new (2016-02-10)
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  • Manny, Moe & Jack…and zing and zip | Cradles to Crayons | The Giving Factory
    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 Manny Moe Jack and zing and zip True to their company name more than 30 employees of Pep Boys offices and service centers in the Greater Philadelphia region are still full of zing and zip following a busy five hour session at Cradles to Crayons warehouse in West Conshohocken where they helped the local nonprofit perform its semiannual Herculean task of switching its entire 17 000 square foot warehouse from fall winter seasons to spring summer seasons A huge thank you to Pep Boys President and CEO Mike Odell and the entire organization including its very lively namesake trio of Manny Moe Jack was offered by Cradles to Crayons Executive Director Michal Smith for turning winter into summer and helping us to continue to provide children birth through age 12 living in homeless and low income situations in this area with season appropriate clothing and other everyday essentials Pep Boys also coordinated a drive to collect

    Original URL path: http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/manny-moe-jack%E2%80%A6and-zing-and-zip-0 (2016-02-10)
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