Schools and Community Groups

There are many ways for student and community groups to partner with Cradles to Crayons. Groups help us work toward our mission of providing each child with the essentials they need to thrive- at home, at school and at play. We help students learn the importance of service and how they can play a role in supporting local children in-need.

If you are looking to bring your group to Cradles to Crayons to volunteer, here are a few notes regarding your visit:

  • We require that you host a product collection prior to your visit. This is a rewarding way to engage students in our mission and model from start to finish.
  • Adult to child (under 18) volunteer ratios as follows: bring 1 adult for every 3 elementary school students; bring 1 adult for every 5 middle school students; bring 1 adult for every 8 underclassmen (9th and 10th grades) and 1 adult for every 10 upperclassmen (11th and 12th grades).

For more information or to inquire about your group’s future volunteer shift, contact Kayla Furjanic, our Volunteer Coordinator, at or (312)-967-0142.