Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit organization that helps kids, 0-12, thrive in their everyday environments by providing them with essential items, such as clothes and books, free-of-charge.
Personally, I am a member of the Philadelphia-serving branch of Cradles to Crayons. I joined Cradles to Crayons as a TLC (a member of the teen leadership corps) to help improve the everyday lives of kids living in low-income situations. One thing I believe is crucial is to be aware of the problems going on around you, even if it doesn't directly affect you. In light of this, I decided to use this year and the next to learn more about the largely overlooked problem that is poverty in Philadelphia.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Philadelphia is 1# in rates of poverty out of the 10 largest cities in the U.S., and almost 130,000 kids in Philadelphia live in poverty. Many of these kids go day to day living without suitable backpacks to carry their school supplies or shoes that fit and aren't falling apart at the seams. Fortunately, Cradles to Crayons works to serve children in these situations. Serving one child in Philadelphia takes approximately 33 dollars.
Please consider donating to help Philly kids in need. Every penny matters!
Cradles to Crayons not only serves the Philadelphia area but also the Chicago and Boston areas. This operation takes many volunteers, products, and expenses to accomplish. While donating money is one great way to support C2C, there are other ways to help out as well, such as volunteering and donating clothes. Check out the link below for more ways to help and more information on what Cradles to Crayons stands for:
Salutations! My name is Michelle Madison and I'm raising money for Cradles to Crayons. This year, I joined C2C to learn more about poverty in Philadelphia as well as to better my community. Fortunately, I was given a chance to do just that by this wonderful organization! Please consider donating to help improve the lives of Philly children in need.
Please help our 2017-18 Teen Leadership Corps members reach their goal!
These student leaders are supporting the mission of Cradles to Crayons to provide everyday essentials to local children in need throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Each TLC member will be leading volunteer shifts in our Giving Factory warehouse and has pledged to raise at least $500 during their term.
Your donation on this page will go toward the entire TLC campaign, or you can choose a Teen Leader from the "Our Fundraisers" box on the lower right to support an individual student's efforts.
We are proud of their initiative and grateful for their efforts.
Thank YOU for supporting them!
[Phi] Teen Leadership Corps 2017-18