Cradles to Crayons Chicago Board Chair Featured in “Taking Names”

Our very own Chicago Board Chair, Jack Greenberg, was featured in a recent article by The Chicago Sun-Times. Journalist Shia Kapos’s website “Taking Names” highlighted Jack’s civic leadership as he steps down as Chair of the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition and as he steps into the role of Cradles to Crayons Chicago Board Chair. We are so appreciative of Jack’s …

New Chicago Nonprofit Packs 10,000 Backpacks For Kids In Need

CHICAGO (CBS) — The new school year kicks off in just a few weeks, but many students in Chicago do not have the basic supplies to be successful. Cradles to Crayons® held Thursday its Inaugural Ready for School Backpack-A-Thon® at the Hilton Chicago. The national nonprofit, who recently launched in Chicago, teamed up with state and city leaders, as well …

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 …