Ernst and Young and Cradles to Crayons

The Need

Right now, more than 400,000 Massachusetts children live in low-income or homeless situations, lacking some of the more basic essentials.

Cradles to Crayons is working to help kids in poverty: kids who don’t have shoes that fit, or a coat warm enough to fend off winter winds, or a backpack to take their books and supplies to and from school. When kids don’t have these basics, they suffer. They have a hard time learning in school. They don’t feel valued.

The Mission

Cradles to Crayons 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. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

You can help Cradles to Crayons support 140,000 children this year with the essential essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. Your financial gift will provide a child in need with a customized package of the items they need most—from clothing and shoes to books, toys, and more.