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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 […]