2016 Calendar

Spring Greening, March – May: Cradles to Crayons encourages friends, neighbors, and business colleagues to reduce, repurpose, and recycle by cleaning their closets and donating clothes, shoes, toys, and more.

  • May: 3rd Annual Metroplex May Day Spring Children’s Clothing Collection: In partnership with The Goldenberg Group’s People Helping People Foundation, Cradles to Crayons presents our 3rd Annual Metroplex May Day Spring Children’s Clothing Collection to serve low-income and homeless children in the Greater Philadelphia area. This annual event takes place during two consecutive days in May at the Metroplex Shopping Center in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Ready for School, June – September: Cradles to Crayons collects new school supplies and backpacks to provide thousands of area children the tools they need to succeed academically.

  • August: Backpack-A-Thon™ in Partnership with the United Way: Hundreds of volunteers sort school supplies during the day-long event and stuff thousands of backpacks for distribution through social service agencies to children and families in need in the Greater Philadelphia region before the start of school.

Gear Up for Winter, October – March: Cradles to Crayons organizes collections of individual and bulk donations of new and nearly new cold weather clothing and footwear.

  • In partnership with PECO | An Exelon Company, Cradles to Crayons presents a region-wide initiative to collect children’s everyday essential items. This collection brings together communities from all over the five-county Greater Philadelphia region. By donating new and gently used children’s items, you can ensure that quality essential items get into the hands of children who need them most in preparation of the cold, winter months ahead.
  • December: Un-Gala Fundraiser: A lively, dress-down event that offers families a perfect venue to join together and have fun while sorting and packing everyday essentials – warm coats, gloves, hats and scarves – to help thousands of children stay safe and warm this winter. New for 2016! We’ve added a Preview Night cocktail party & silent auction the evening before Un-Gala Family Day.

Gear Up for Baby, January – December: Year-round, Cradles to Crayons collects and provides critical baby equipment to ensure all children are safe and ready to begin life.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Director of Development Susan Hight at, shight@cradlestocrayons.org or (215) 836-0958.