10th Anniversary Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon® packs 40,000 backpacks

BOSTON, MA—Cradles to Crayons®, a national nonprofit that distributes children’s essentials, celebrated the 10th Anniversary Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon, presented by OMAM and TJX Corporations, Inc., on Friday, August 5 at Boston City Hall Plaza. Lynn Margherio, CEO and Founder of Cradles to Crayons, City of Boston Mayor, Martin J. Walsh, and Boston Public Schools’ Superintendent, Tommy Chang welcomed and …

Cradles to Crayons® Backpack-A-Thon® at Staples stuffs 20,000 backpacks

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At today’s Cradles to Crayons Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon event at Staples, now in its third year, 20,000 backpacks were assembled with 440,000 new school supplies by 1,100 Staples employee volunteers at their Framingham Headquarters and loaded onto trucks for distribution to children in Framingham, Lynn, Springfield, and Worcester. In partnership with school districts and the Boys & …

4 Your Community: Cradles to Crayons

This past weekend our Associate Director of Partner Relations, Kylee North stopped by WBZ | CBS Boston to chat with Kerry Connelly about the different ways we serve our local community and how you as individuals can get involved. Click here to see the video.

Cradles to Crayons Names Bernard Cherkasov as Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons–Chicago

Announces it is expanding operations into the Chicago market BRIGHTON, MA—April 18, 2016 – Cradles to Crayons, the national nonprofit providing everyday essentials to children living in poverty, today announced that it has named Bernard Cherkasov as Executive Director, Cradles to Crayons–Chicago.  Cherkasov will assume responsibility effective immediately for Cradles to Crayons’ activities across Chicagoland and also serve as a …

Cradles to Crayons Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 8th Consecutive Year

BOSTON, MA, PHILADELPHIA, PA, CHICAGO, IL—APRIL 14, 2016—Cradles to Crayons, a national non-profit with operations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago today announced that its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 8th consecutive year. Only 2% of the more than 8,000 United States organizations rated by the nation’s …

Help a Local Child Today

Thank you for rolling up your sleeves and pitching in at the Weston Community Collect and Sort! Continue your support by making a financial donation today. Cradles to Crayons supplies children’s items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need—moving existing resources into the hands of families who would otherwise go without. Your financial gift keeps …

Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia Distributes 300,000 Diapers

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 More than 130 Greater Philadelphia region human service agencies – including homeless and domestic violence shelters, schools, and foster homes that provide direct assistance to children – received quantities of free diapers from Cradles to Crayons, when the local nonprofit distributes over 300,000 of the essential product from its facility in West Conshohocken. The diapers were provided …

“The Week” Magazine honors Cradles to Crayons as the Charity of the Week

The Week Magazine, a weekly news magazine, featured Cradles to Crayons as the “Charity of the Week” on Thursday, March 10th. The Week Magazine honors nonprofits that have been recognized with the highest four-star ranking from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.