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    Do you have kids' clothing and supplies that your children can no longer use? This upcoming weekend, you can donate to Cradles to Crayons those new & gently used children's items, for kids ages 0-12, that your family no longer needs. Cradles to Crayons uses these collections to keep local vulnerable children warm for the last few weeks of winter. Bring your donations and warm up with complimentary hot chocolate!

    Here's our convenient drop-off site for your new & gently used children's items:

    King of Prussia Best Western near King of Prussia Mall

    127 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Friday, Feb. 21 & Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00am -- 3:00pm

     

    Items accepted:

    • Children's new & gently used clothing (sizes newborn -- 14/16, & adult small)
    • Coats, hats, gloves & scarves (sizes newborn -- 14/16, & adult small)
    • Shoes & boots (sizes 0 -- adult 10)
    • Books & small toys
    • New socks & underwear

    For a list of items we need the most, click here.

    For other ways you can help keep Greater Philadelphia's children warm this winter, click here.


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    Our volunteers are some of our strongest advocates and we depend on them to spread the word about our mission. Here is a great blog written by one of our volunteers: Connecting Communities that Have with Communities that Need – Cradles to Crayons.


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  • 02/18/14--14:05: Family Volunteer Day
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    Saturday, February 22, 1:00--3:00pm

     
    Bring your children, ages 6 and up, for a tour of Cradles to Crayons and have fun sorting, selecting outfits and shopping to help children in need.
    • Each Family Volunteer Event provides a unique and
      meaningful opportunity for families interested in spending
      time together with their children or grandchildren,
      demonstrating the importance of giving back. Children as
      young as 6 years of age are welcome.
       
    • Family Volunteer Days feature a tour of the Cradles to Crayons warehouse, and a special project where families will have fun sorting, selecting outfits, and shopping to help area children in need.
       
    • The work of Cradles to Crayons volunteers is vital to providing low-income and homeless children around the Greater Philadelphia region with everyday essential items they need to thrive.

      Register by Wednesday, February 19 by emailing Sarah Gray at
      sarahg@cradlestocrayons.org

    For more information about family volunteering activities or our Family Leadership Council, contact Debra Roberts, Director of Individual & Family Philanthropy at debra@cradlestocrayons.org or (215) 593-8948.
    Event Date: 
    Sat, 02/22/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Cradles to Crayons
    30 Clipper Rd.
    West Conshohocken, PA19428

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    This training is an opportunity for people interested in volunteering at Cradles to Crayons on a permanent basis in the Outfits Station. As part of the Champion Corps, you will be given the opportunity to lead or co-lead a station. The Outfits Station is the final step of the three clothing stations and helps to produce a clothing pack, which includes seven days worth of clothes for a child. If you are interested in attending this or other Champion trainings, please contact Tara, the Training and Volunteer Coordinator at tara@cradlestocrayons.org.

    Interested in learning more about the Champion Corps program? Click on this link for more information

    Event Date: 
    Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
    Location: 
    The Giving Factory
    155 North Beacon Street
    Brighton, MA02135

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    Bring new & gently used children's items for kids ages 0-12 to donate to Cradles to Crayons when you visit the Upper Dublin Craft Fair featuring dozens of local crafters displaying and selling artwork.

     

     

    Event Date: 
    Sat, 03/01/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Upper Dublin Township Building
    801 Loch Alsh Ave.
    Ft. Washington, PA19034

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  • 02/27/14--12:14: Champion Triage Training
  • This training is an opportunity for people interested in volunteering at Cradles to Crayons on a permanent basis in the Triage Station. As part of the Champion Corps, you will be given the opportunity to lead or co-lead a station. The Triage Station is the first step of all the clothing stations and is the initial quality inspection for all of the incoming donations. If you are interested in attending this or other Champion trainings, please contact Tara, the Training and Volunteer Coordinator at tara@cradlestocrayons.org.

    Interested in learning more about the Champion Corps program? Click on this link for more information.

    Event Date: 
    Fri, 03/07/2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Location: 
    The Giving Factory
    155 North Beacon Street
    Brighton, MA02135

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  • 02/28/14--15:35: Concord Community Drive
  • Volunteer your time; Clean out your closet. To volunteer, email with a list of names/ages of those in your group: juliab@cradlestocrayons.org

    Event Date: 
    Sun, 03/30/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: 
    Nashoba Brooks School
    200 Strawberry Hill Rd
    Concord, MA01742

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  • 03/01/14--07:23: Framingham Earth Day
  • Clean out your closets and donate the children's items your kids no longer need.

    Look for the Cradles to Crayons truck to drop off your donations at this spring community-based event.

    Event Date: 
    Sat, 04/26/2014 - 8:30am - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Framingham Centre Common
    Edgell Rd & Vernon St
    Framingham, MA01701

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  • 03/01/14--07:27: Natick Earth Day
  • Clean out your closets and donate the children's items your kids no longer need.

    Look for the Cradles to Crayons truck to drop off your donations at this spring community-based event.

    Event Date: 
    Sun, 04/27/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Downtown Natick
    Junction of Rte. 135 and Rte. 27
    Natick, MA01760

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  • 03/01/14--07:35: NewtonSERVES
  • Clean out your closets and donate the children's items your kids no longer need.

    Look for the Cradles to Crayons truck to drop off your donations at this spring community-based event.

    Event Date: 
    Sun, 04/27/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Location: 
    Newton City Hall
    1000 Commonwealth Ave
    Newton, MA02459

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  • 03/01/14--07:38: Billerica Recycle Day
  • Clean out your closets and donate the children's items your kids no longer need.

    Look for the Cradles to Crayons truck to drop off your donations at this spring community-based event.

    Event Date: 
    Sat, 05/03/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Location: 
    Marshall Middle School
    15 Floyd St
    Billerica, MA01821

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    First Parish Church in Scituate is hosting a Community Collection Unit in their parking lot from April 4 - May 4, 2013. During the collection, the donaiton collection unit is open to the public for drop-offs 24/7!

    Event Date: 
    Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:00pm - Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:00pm
    Location: 
    First Parish Church
    330 1st Parish Rd
    Scituate, MA02066

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  • 03/01/14--07:50: Concord Swap
  • Clean out your closets and donate the children's items your kids no longer need.

    Look for the Cradles to Crayons truck to drop off your donations at this spring community-based event.

    Event Date: 
    Sat, 05/10/2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    Concord DPW
    133 Keyes Rd
    Concord, MA01742

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    The Philadelphia Wings will partner with Cradles to Crayons on Friday, April 4, for the Wings home game versus the Calgary Roughnecks. Fans are asked to bring new socks for ages 0-12, sizes 2-10, with them to the Wells Fargo Center.

    When you donate, you'll be entered in a raffle for a chance to win autographed Wings apparel! Click here to buy tickets.


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    Cradles to Crayons is CLOSED TODAY, March 3, due to severe winter weather. Please do not attempt to access the warehouse during these dangerous driving conditions!


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    An opportunity to attend a performance by any one of these musicians is a thrilling encounter on its own. But the experience of attending an exclusive event that brings them all together in one venue for one afternoon in support of a Boston Marathon runner’s efforts to raise funds for an organization that helps over one hundred thousand children each year . . . this is an opportunity you'll never forget.

    Click this link to purchase tickets

    Concert to benefit Cradles to Crayons

    Event Date: 
    Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: 
    Rivers School Conservatory - Bradley Hall
    333 Winter Street
    Weston, MA02493

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  • 02/27/14--12:14: Champion Triage Training
  • This training is an opportunity for people interested in volunteering at Cradles to Crayons on a permanent basis in the Triage Station. As part of the Champion Corps, you will be given the opportunity to lead or co-lead a station. The Triage Station is the first step of all the clothing stations and is the initial quality inspection for all of the incoming donations. If you are interested in attending this or other Champion trainings, please contact Tara, the Training and Volunteer Coordinator at tara@cradlestocrayons.org.

    Interested in learning more about the Champion Corps program? Click on this link for more information.

    Event Date: 
    Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Location: 
    The Giving Factory
    155 North Beacon Street
    Brighton, MA02135

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    Support the Philadelphia 76ers and Cradles to Crayons as they join forces for a book collection drive on Saturday, March 8, at the 76ers' home game at the Wells Fargo Center versus Utah Jazz. Fans are encouraged to bring donations of books for children ages 0-12 with them to the game to donate.

    Fans can donate books at the Broad St. & 11th St. Atriums. All fans who donate at least one (1) new children’s book will receive a voucher for a post-game autograph session with a Sixers player.

    Doors open at 6:30pm. Purchase discount tickets here using the promo code BOOKS.


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    Support the Philadelphia 76ers and Cradles to Crayons as they join forces for a book collection drive on Saturday, March 8, at the 76ers' home game at the Wells Fargo Center versus Utah Jazz. Fans are encouraged to bring donations of books for children ages 0-12 with them to the game to donate.

    Fans can donate books at the Broad St. & 11th St. Atriums. All fans who donate at least one (1) new children’s book will receive a voucher for a post-game autograph session with a Sixers player.

    Doors open at 6:30pm. 

    Purchase discount tickets here using the promo code BOOKS.

    Event Date: 
    Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:30pm
    Location: 
    Wells Fargo Center
    3601 S. Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA19148

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  • 03/05/14--10:19: Champion Outfits Training
  • This training is an opportunity for people interested in volunteering at Cradles to Crayons on a permanent basis in the Outfits Station. As part of the Champion Corps, you will be given the opportunity to lead or co-lead a station. The Outfits Station is the final step of the three clothing stations and helps to produce a clothing pack, which includes seven days worth of clothes for a child. If you are interested in attending this or other Champion trainings, please contact Tara, the Training and Volunteer Coordinator at tara@cradlestocrayons.org.

    Interested in learning more about the Champion Corps program? Click on this link for more information.

    Event Date: 
    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Location: 
    The Giving Factory
    155 North Beacon Street
    Brighton, MA02135

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