PGK (Project Giving Kids) is now Create the Change®!
Molly Walsh , Community Engagement Associate
281 Newtonville Ave
Newton, Massachusetts 02460
(781) 386-0678


Cradles to Crayons provides essentials items to children from birth to age 12, living in low-income or homeless situations. We do this by connecting and engaging communities, and harnessing the power of volunteers like you!

Cradles to Crayons launched in 2002 and has operations in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. We provide children 0-12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities. Cradles to Crayons collects new and high-quality used children’s goods and engages thousands of youth and adults in volunteer activities each year on behalf of local children in need. For more information, please visit our website.

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Service Opportunities

Continue to help us provide essential items to local kids from the safety of your home.
Through Giving Factory @ Home, you and your family can have an impactful volunteer experience. You’ll collect and sort donations through a series of activities that replicate ...
Cradles to Crayons accepts gently used & new donations of clothing & shoes, size 0-3 months - adult medium, for every season all year long!
Support Cradles to Crayons while safely at home! Visit our "at home activity guide", and download instructions on how to build an outfit pack for a boy or girl.
Giving Factory Direct is an innovative, new clothing donation program to support children facing Clothing Insecurity in our communities. You and your family donate two outfits from the ...
Leadership skills are an advantage you’ll have for a lifetime. Cradles to Crayons’ Giving Corps offers inspiring ...
A volunteer shift in The Giving Factory Warehouse involves hands-on processing of the donated goods that flow in on a regular basis. Each station in our warehouse includes inspecting, sorting, ...

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