The Scoop: Cradles to Crayons


Tocci volunteers sorting through donated clothes, with sigh saying "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve" on the wall

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play.

They supply these items free of charge, by engaging and connecting communities with communities that need them.

Cradles to Crayons collects new and nearly new children’s items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers and are distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners. Maria Pelaggi, one of our Business Development associates, has been volunteering for the past two years with Cradles to Crayons. She loves the opportunity and hopes to get more Tocci staff involved with helping out. Let’s do it!