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Cradles to Crayons

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Kidcasting From Shire’s Big Give in Wayne, PA

Children had the opportunity to be a KYW News Anchor at Shire’s Big Give in Wayne, PA  on  October 4th, 2013.

10/07/2013

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For more information or to make a donation to Cradles to Crayons, visit http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/.

09/17/2013

(Volunteers at Lincoln Financial Field load school supplies into backpacks for needy kids.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Volunteers Prepare 22,000 Free Schoolbags For Needy Area Kids

There were numerous assembly lines at Lincoln Financial Field, where volunteers were packing schoolbags with items such as pencils, composition books, and folders.

08/07/2013

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Brotherly Love: Getting Needy Kids Ready For School

For years, Cradles to Crayons has been collecting emergency clothes and supplies for children from birth to age 12. But their students won’t get a good start to the school year without some help.

07/23/2013

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Blog: Citizens Bank Partners With Cradles To Crayons

By Jim Donovan:  According to a National Retail Federation survey, the average American family will spend $688.62 on back-to-school expenses, up from $603.63 last year.  For low-income, at-risk or homeless families, the cost of even […]

07/23/2013

Senior Vice President and Director of Public Affairs from Citizens Bank Henri Moore left.  Michal Smith Executive Director of Cradles to Crayons right (Credit: Michelle Durham)

Local Organizations Team Up To Support Students

Citizens Bank has teamed up with Cradles to Crayons to collect backpacks and other essentials for back to school.

07/22/2013

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Pharmaceutical Giant Pitches In For Area’s Needy Kids

Shire Pharmaceuticals’ annual drive is called the “Big Give,” and it helps provide children and teenagers with some basic needs.

10/12/2012

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Cradles To Crayons Gearing Up For Annual Donation Drive

The goal is to help 5,000 children through donations.

10/10/2012

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Brotherly Love: In Ian’s Boots

As the weather turns chilly, thousands of children in our area will have shoes and boots thanks to a Pottstown couple. As we show you in today’s story of Brotherly Love, they have a most important reason to do this.

10/09/2012

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Trolley Car Restaurants Sponsor Donation Drive For Cradles To Crayons

Cradles to Crayons, a local non-profit that benefits homeless and low-income kids in the Delaware Valley, is teaming up with The Trolley Car family of restaurants for a “Ready for School” donation drive.

08/23/2012

(Adults and children volunteer to stuff backpacks, assembly-line style, with school supplies for children in need.  Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Annual ‘Backpack-A-Thon’ Sends School Supplies To Needy Philadelphia Kids

After they are packed with school supplies, homeless shelters and other social service agencies will pick up the backpacks for distribution to needy children.

08/08/2012

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Top Spots To Volunteer With Your Kids In Philadelphia

From time to time, everyone needs a helping hand, and opportunities abound in Philadelphia to reach out to those in need and make a difference.

02/24/2012

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‘Cradles To Crayons’ Preparing Packages For Poor Kids

A local organization that provides low-income and homeless children with the things they like and need is offering area families a chance to help with a fundraising event on Saturday.

11/12/2010