Cradles to Crayons – #GivingTuesday

Providing the essentials for childhood.

by C.C. Chapman |

Children have no control over the world they are born into. I think this is why any organization that aims to make the lives of those born into poverty or other less than desirable situations always get my attention.

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12, living in low- income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Founded in 2002, the basics they supply include clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more. They make sure that they have all the physical goods to keep them safe and ready to learn.

They’ve always partnered with social-service organizations to connect communities that have surplus resources—new or used items in good condition—with communities that desperately need access to those resources. When you donate to Cradles to Crayons, you can be absolutely sure that your donation will go to a deserving local child, for whom the donation was specifically requested.

What I love is that they actively promote getting involved beyond only donating money and make it simple for children, families, and corporations to participate: whether by organizing a clothing collection, hosting a fundraiser, or working in one of their warehouses in Boston of Philadelphia.

They actively encourage people to give to them beyond their checkbooks. More organizations need to embrace this approach!

Please be sure to visit the Cradles to Crayons website and learn more about the great work they are doing.

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About the Author

C.C. Chapman

C.C. Chapman is the Chief Marketing Officer of YSN and the Founder of The Cleon Foundation. He is the best-selling author of Amazing Things Will Happen and Content Rules. C.C. is a professional speaker, photographer and explorer. He is a graduate of Bentley University and you can find out more about him at CC-Chapman.com.