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Cradles to Crayons Drive

Randal Engelmann & Erik Gould

We are Randal Engelmann and Erik Gould, partners in providing exceptional customer service...

We are Randal Engelmann and Erik Gould, partners in providing exceptional customer service...

Feb 7 2 minutes read

We at Focus Real Estate are serious about giving back to our community as much as we can. Keeping in line with our dedication to supporting youth programs like South Street Youth Center, we decided that we want to make this holiday season special for as many children as possible and we have partnered with Cradles to Crayons to host a drive!

Most Needed Items

Cradles to Crayons creates custom-tailored KidPacks that are geared to each child's specific needs and wants. Gently used clothing and toys are welcome. To view the full donation guidelines, you can visit the Cradles to Crayons guideline page. Below is a list of most needed items: 

  • Children’s clothing (Boys  7/8, 10, 12, 14/16) (Girls 7/8, 12, 18/20)
  • Children’s shoes (Boys youth/adult 1-8.5) (Girls youth/adult 1-5.5)
  • Diapers size 6, diaper wipes
  • Chapter books
  • Crib and twin bed sheets
  • Toothpaste
  • Winter clothing

How to Donate to our Drive

You can drop off items at our office at 34 South Street, Jamaica Plain by Thursday, December 21st at 5 pm. We will also come to your home and pick up your items if you live in Jamaica Plain or it's surrounding neighborhoods. Please fill out the form below to put yourself on our pickup list.

About Cradles to Crayons

Founder, Lynn Margherio, started Cradles to Crayons in Boston in 2002 after being inspired by toys and clothing her own children had outgrown and wished there was a place she could pass them onto another worthy child. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school, and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. 

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