Tag Archives: Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons Boston

Cradles to Crayons 155 North Beacon St. Brighton, Massachusetts MA Contact:  Giana Manganaro, Group Volunteer Coordinator, 617-779-4724 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 […]


To Walk in Their Shoes

Part of becoming a member of the Jewish community today also means taking on moral responsibilities and helping to repair the world.  While volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, a local charity helping needy kids in the Philadelphia area, Brendan realized that the charity was in dire need of kids’ shoes, particularly boys’ athletic shoes.   As a cross country runner himself, Brendan knows about the importance of good athletic shoes. During his volunteer sessions, he was saddened that there were no shoes in the sizes needed to complete orders requested from social workers. From the Fall of 2012, right up until his Bar […]


Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia

Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia 30 Clipper Road, West Conshohocken, PA 19428 Sarah Busbey, Distribution Coordinator 215 836-0958 x204 sarahb@cradlestocrayons.org Our missions is to provide children, ages 0 to 12, some of the most important basics of life, free of charge. At the Giving Factory, your volunteer work will be to sort and process donated children’s items for kids in need. This may include cleaning and testing toys, inspecting clothing for rips and stains, sorting books by age categories, or matching up outfits for clothing packs. Its all fun, hands-on work that directly benefits homeless and low-income children in need in […]