Faculty & Families Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons

On Saturday, February 26, a group of CRS faculty members, administrators, and several of their families met at Cradles to Crayons to help sort through donations for children in need. The local non-profit, which has additional locations in Chicago and Philadelphia, provides children from birth through age 12 who are living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play. Cradles to Crayons relies on corporate and private donations and depends on volunteers to process and package items out of their warehouse, The Giving Factory. 

Director of Equity, Belonging, and Community Life Nia Jacobs helped organize the event for faculty and the school hopes to organize additional trips for faculty and CRS families to return to The Giving Factory. "Every child should have access to what they need," says Head of School Gretchen Larkin, who volunteered with the CRS group. "As parents and educators, we want to do everything we can to ensure all children can learn and play. I appreciate that Cradles to Crayons is committed to helping children to be healthy, happy, and confident. On behalf of all the CRS volunteers, we're honored to partner with them."

To learn more about Cradles to Crayons, including donation needs and volunteer opportunities, click here.
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