Many children face situations out of their control like poverty or homelessness. Philadelphia alone has the highest poverty rates out of the ten largest cities. This means that in Philadelphia, 1 in every 4 people, including 130,000 children, live in poverty. Nearly 40 percent of Philadelphia's children under 18 live below the poverty line.
Poverty is an ongoing economic crisis which deeply affects the livelihoods of many. Research has proven the wide range of negative effects on both the physical and mental well-being of these children. Many of these children do not receive the adequate nutrition, access to health care, safe environments, or thriving academics needed for success. These children also face greater risk for school dropout, behavioral and socioemotional problems and developmental delays.
These children and babies are in need of the basic essentials needed to support their developmental growth. Cradles to Crayons is an organization that is making a difference in providing these essentials to children 12 and under in need, but they cannot do it alone.
This is where your support plays a crucial role in helping these local children by spreading awareness and raising support to gain access to the essentials needed.
Start Day!!! (May 27th)
* Follow me here, as I post my results of my journey throughout the rest of May and June!!
May 27th - I completed 5 miles walking around East Goshen Township Park.
May 28th- I completed 6 miles biking, 1 mile walking, 1 mile running
May 30th- I completed 5 miles biking, 2 miles walking
June 2nd- I completed 3 miles walking/running
june 4th- I completed 0.5 mile running races with the kids and walked a 0.5 mile after work.
June 6th- I completed 3 miles biking around East Goshen Township Park
June 8th- I completed 4.56 miles running/walking
June 9th- I completed 4.8 miles running/walking at Brandywine Manor.
June 13- I completed 6 miles walking in Villanova
June 14- I completed 1 mile walking on break.
June 16th- I completed 2.7 miles running at East Goshen Park.
June 17th- I completed 2 miles walking/running.
June 18th- I completed 5 miles biking
June 19th- I completed 5 miles running
june 20th- I completed 5 miles walking and 6 miles biking
june 22nd - I completed 6 miles running and walking
June 23rd- I completed 7 miles biking and 5 walking
june 24th - I completed 3 miles walking
June 25th -I completed 2 miles walking and 1 mile biking
June 27th- I completed 1.5 miles walking
june 28th- I completed 0.5 miles walking
june 29th- I completed 2 miles running/walking
June 30th- I completed 4 miles walking/running
100 miles done by June 30th- ✅
In order to raise awareness and funds to help support these local babies, I have pledged to participate in the Cradles to Crayons ,Un-Run by completing 100 miles through various activities.
My goal is to raise $500!! With this money, Cradles to Crayons will be able to provide 15 babies with the essentials they need. I ask that you will help support me in this endeavor and continue to raise awareness for this continuous economic crisis that affects the lives of these children. Thank you!
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth though age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school, and at play. Last year, Cradles to Crayons supported more than 70,000 children in the Greater Philadelphia region.
One-third of the customized KidPack requests we receive from our service partners are intended for babies and toddlers. These special bundles often include several sets of clothing, caps & booties, bibs & burp cloths, developmental toys, board books, diapers, and hygiene items such as baby wash, lotion, diaper ointment, and more. We also offer diaper bags, crib sheets, and larger gear such as car seats and strollers. Our Gear Up for Baby initiative provides resources to support this vulnerable population.
The Gear Up for Baby Un-Run is a unique fundraiser "race" in which participants can choose when, where, and how far they wish to go. Each team member sets a personal goal for both distance and dollars to be raised during the race period from May 1 - July 31.
* More runners & walkers are welcome! To join the Un-Run team, please visit: https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/un-run/
* If you have already registered, please click the "Become a Fundraiser" button on the right side of this page to start your personal campaign.
* To support Gear Up for Baby, please donate on this page or choose one of our team members on the side to support an individual's fundraising efforts.
Please contact Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions. Thank you!