The Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory is located at 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton MA 02135
WHENThroughout the year
WHOSE HELP IS REQUIREDAdult
HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Our volunteers - both adult and children - are the engine that powers Cradles to Crayons’ mission. We rely on thousands of volunteers every year to help ensure the quality of items that are distributed to children in need across the state.
A volunteer shift in The Giving Factory Warehouse involves hands-on processing of the donated goods that flow in on a regular basis. Each station in our warehouse includes inspecting, sorting, and packaging donations to ultimately be distributed to the children we serve.
Preparing For Your Visit
Before you come to volunteer at The Giving Factory Warehouse, we ask you to do two things:
- Host a Drive: We ask all of our volunteer groups to host a product collection prior to their visit to help us further our mission. There is no minimum requirement, but we ask each person to donate at least one children’s item.
We allow children as young as five to volunteer with us. Any child under the age of 18 needs an adult present with them for the entire shift when they come to volunteer with us.
Our chaperone ratios are as follows:
- 1 adult per 3 elementary school students (Kindergarten through 5th Grade)
- 1 adult per 5 middle school students (6th Grade through 8th Grade)
- 1 adult per 8 high school students (9th Grade through 12th Grade)
- Fill out the inquiry form on our website
- In just 3-5 business days, you’ll receive an email from one of our volunteer coordinators with more details – including the day/time for a scheduled visit.