Cradles to Crayons

Last night, we took our H.O.P.E. group to West Conshohocken to the Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia warehouse.  Here we gathered clothing for clothing packs for boys and girls of various sizes.  And then we put together complete packages of clothing, toys, books, coats, boots, shoes, and even birthday presents for kids.  Cradles to Crayons serves five counties in the Philadelphia area.  They collect clothing and toys – mostly used, but still in good shape.  They sort and clean the donated items, and then they utilize their volunteers to get the donations ready to go back out the door.

I didn’t know what to fully expect when we walked in the door, and it took a few minutes to get up to speed on what was really going on.  But I left with a deeper appreciation for Cradles to Crayons and their mission.  This was a perfect activity for our service group as we could work together and help make a difference for some kids in our area.  If your family, your company, or your group is looking for a way to serve in a practical way, I would definitely recommend checking out Cradles to Crayons.  They would be overjoyed to have your help sorting and cleaning donations or in just dropping off some donations.

How and where have you served recently?