Events | Friday March 24, 2017

Crades to Crayons

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Location: Busses at Cardinal Avenue Lot

Time: Morning Service - 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Service - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Saint Joseph’s University is partnering with Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides children from birth to age 12, living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school, and at play.  During Mission Week you will have three opportunities to engage with this great non-profit organization:

Service Activity - Friday, March 24, 2017; 9:15:00 am-12:30 pm; 12:30 pm - 3:30pm

  • Head to Cradles to Crayons for a morning or afternoon of service with your colleagues.  Actual service work will be determined based on the organizations needs that day.  Activities could range from building packets of school supplies for children to organizing the giving warehouse.
  • Sign up for the morning or afternoon session - sign up solo or encourage your whole office to join you!
  • Transportation is provided.  We will depart as a group from the Cardinal Avenue parking lot to head to Cradles to Crayons which is located in Conshocken.
  • Participation is limited, so please sign up ASAP! 

Donation Drive: Monday, March 20 - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Collection of Children's new socks

  • Did you know children's socks are the most needed items in homeless shelters and foster homes?

Donation Bins for Cradles to Crayons

Donation bins will be located at the following locations:

  • Merion Hall
  • Post Learning Commons Atrium
  • Mandeville Hall

Cradles to Crayons collects new and gently used essential items for children in need. You can see exactly what they accept and what they need.

Please note that these bins are for donating items other than socks, which will be collected by sock captains

  • Cradles to Crayons collects new and gently used essential items for children in need.

New and gently used fall/winter clothing, sizes newborn – 14/16 (youth)

New and gently used fall/winter pajamas, sizes newborn – 24 months

Only new pajamas, sizes 2T-14/16 (youth)

New and gently used sneakers and winter boots (infant/child sizes 0–13 and youth/adult sizes 1–9)

New and gently used fall/winter coats, sizes newborn – 14/16 (youth)

New socks and underwear

New and gently used books, especially baby board books and chapter books for children ages 10-12

New arts and crafts/school supplies (please click here for a full list of our school supply needs)

Baby crib & bassinette bedding (no bumpers, please)

Baby carriers (sling, Bjorn, Snuggli, etc.)

New and gently used diaper bags

Diapers

Baby equipment, especially strollers, pack-n-plays and car seats (car seats must be less than 5 years old)

Other items we accept: high chairs, baby swings/rockers, baby bouncy seats, baby bath tubs

No cribs, please

Baby safety equipment (gates, bed rails, outlet covers, cabinet locks, etc.)

New baby hygiene supplies

Batteries, especially AA , C & D

To see a list of their most needed items, click here.

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