Hi, I am Parisa and I am a member of the 2018 Teen Leadership Corps for Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia. Cradles to Crayons is a non-profit organization providing children from birth to age 12 with everyday essentials that they need to thrive, succeed, and be happy J . By donating time, items, or money, you can make a difference in a child’s life. With only $33, you can provide a child in need with a “kid-pack”, filled with a clean pair of shoes, a week’s worth of outfits, five books, toys, and, depending on availability, underwear, socks, pajamas, and other extras. I am fundraising for Cradles to Crayons to play my part in ensuring that every child in my immediate community and beyond lives a healthy, happy life complete with all the items we take for granted.
It came to my surprise that Philadelphia is the US city with the SECOND HIGHEST rate of deep poverty. Here are some other facts about our City of Brotherly Love
-1 in 4 residents live in poverty
-over 300,000 children are in need
-in 2013, Philadelphia had the highest rate of poverty in big US cities
This year, I hope to host many clothing drives, fundraisers, bake sales, and to get as many donations as possible in order to help the kids :)
Currently, I am planning a "Breakfast Bake Sale" at my school and am planning to put jars at some of my local stores to hopefully accumulate some change.
I am a junior in Newtown Square, PA and my favorite activites include tennis, karate, running, trying new restaurants, traveling, and talking to people!
Hi, I am Parisa and I am a member of the 2018 Teen Leadership Corps for Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia. With only $33, you can provide a child in need with a “kid-pack”, filled with essentials they need to thrive. I am fundraising for Cradles to Crayons to play my part in ensuring that every child in my immediate community and beyond lives a healthy, happy life complete with all the items they need and want.
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