February 15th, 2013 by Rosie
This week, the Boston Business Journal and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce held their 2nd Annual ‘Cradles to Crayons President’s Day Celebration of Service’ . Boston area executives were invited to come to the Cradles to Crayons “Giving Factory”, for a chance to roll up their sleeves and spend a morning helping out with this great charity. Our very own Rebecca Allen and Dominick Accattato were on site, helping to prepare and package goods to be delivered to the community.
Cradles to Crayons is a Boston and Philadelphia based charity that provides essential items to under-privileged children. More than 305,000 Massachusetts children under the age of 12 live in poor or low-income housing, and more than 100,000 will experience homelessness each year. Cradles to Crayons aims to provide necessities such as warm coats and shoes that fit to these children, as well as age appropriate toys and a variety of other essential items. The organizations mission statement says they are able to supply these items free of charge “by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need,” – a simple, yet profound concept.
Rebecca had this to say about her time at Cradles to Crayons: “Volunteering with Cradles to Crayons was an wonderful experience. The organization is run so well and with so much kindness. Knowing that we impacted 100′s of children’s lives in such a short time was really amazing! Dominick turned to me as we left and said ‘let’s go back some weekend together and do that again’.”
There are a variety of ways to get involved with Cradles to Crayons. Click here to find out how to donate or volunteer for this fantastic organization.