Throughout Massachusetts, 268,185 children under the age of 12 live in low-income or homeless situations. The non-profit organization, Cradles to Crayons, works to reach all of these children and provide them with clothing, books and other essentials. As the winter is quickly approaching, it is extremely important that they have the proper clothing – coats, scarves, gloves and boots – to help them face the harsh weather. Cradles to Crayons is determined to help all of these children, but rely on the help of volunteers throughout the community.
On Thursday, November 15, CA88’s Boston office headed over to the Giving Factory in an effort to help reach Cradles to Crayons’ goal. The group was assigned to the clothing depart which entailed packing a week’s worth of clothes for a certain aged child that would then be distributed throughout Massachusetts. Each volunteer inspected the clothing to ensure it was in new or good condition so the child would be proud to wear the clothes. Within the volunteer shift, 116 clothing packs were created for children ranging from newborn to 12 years old.
After a great day, the Boston CA88 team looks forward to continuing their volunteer work with Cradles to Crayons. With offices and donation drop-off centers in the great Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia areas, there are many ways for people to get involved throughout the United States. Visit Cradles to Crayons’ site to find out more about how and where to volunteer or donate to help make a difference in the lives of our communities’ youth.