Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12 living in low-income or homeless situations with essential items such as clothing, books, and shoes. We do this by collecting new and gently used items from local families and redistributing them to children in need.
Before leaving for summer vacation, please consider cleaning out your closets and dropping off your gently used children’s items at the convenient collection unit in Cold Spring Park off Beacon Street.
We are especially in need of:
• Boys clothing sizes 2T – 18/20 (especially tops)
• Girls clothing sizes 24 months – 3T (especially tops)
• Baby board books
• Sneakers up to size 5 youth/adult
Because of our unique model, items donated to Cradles to Crayons are distributed directly to local kids in need. Because some of the children we serve may live in transient situations, such as homelessness, we cannot accept larger items such as household goods, furniture, bikes, and oversized plastic play sets.
For more information on Cradles to Crayons and our efforts in Newton, please contact Kerry Metcalf