Are you looking for more ways to support Cradles to Crayons? How about a birthday party, baby shower, b’nei mitzvah, wedding, retirement, or other milestone event?
Birthday parties are special occasions for family and friends, no matter what our age, but do you sometimes find yourself thinking, “I just don’t need anything” or “My child will be excited to see friends & relatives, but they don’t need any more presents” and wonder what alternatives exist?
Our Birthday Club program provides an opportunity to celebrate while also helping other children celebrate theirs! Just ask friends & family to bring a gift to donate to Cradles to Crayons. Have fun with a theme party – maybe host a sleepover and invite guests to bring a new pair of pj’s. Or host a “Frozen” party and ask for hats, gloves, coats or boots! You can also request a financial contribution in lieu of a gift. We’ll even set up a personal donation page for you, with your photo and personal message included.
In addition, we have limited availability to host birthday parties at the Giving Factory warehouse. More details are on the Family Volunteer Events page.
Holding a baby shower to benefit Cradles to Crayons is very similar to our Birthday Club. When celebrating parents-to-be (or grandparents-to-be!) ask guests to bring new baby essentials which will be donated to Cradles to Crayons. Again, financial contributions in lieu of gifts are also welcome. We can often purchase large quantities of diapers at extremely-reduced bulk prices, so your donation will go even further. Join our efforts to provide our most vulnerable population with the very basics!
Students preparing to become Bar/Bat Mitzvah can honor his or her responsibility for Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through service to children in their own community.
We offer a detailed Service Project program to support these efforts. Details are on the Family Volunteer Events Page.
Weddings, Anniversaries, Retirement Parties
When hosting any celebration or special event, you can always invite guests to bring a special gift to donate to Cradles to Crayons or encourage them to make a financial contribution in lieu of giving a gift.
Our Donation Page includes a “Dedication” check box where the honoree’s name or event can be noted so we can send them an acknowledgement of the gift.
In Memory Of
Contributions made in memory of a loved one can extend their legacy by impacting children across our communities.
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Whatever special event collection you are planning, Cradles to Crayons staff are here to support your efforts.
To register a celebration product or gift collection, please fill out this Host a Collection form and a member of our Community Outreach staff will contact you.
Please contact Raymond Taylor, Community Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-836-0958, ext. 210 with any questions about milestone collections.