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Giving Back: FOCUS Real Estate is an Official Drop-Off Location for Cradles to Crayons

Focus Real Estate
Apr 15 3 minutes read

We are proud to announce that FOCUS Real Estate is now an official drop-off location for Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children with the essential items they need to thrive. At FOCUS Real Estate, we're more than just a brokerage - we're deeply committed to giving back to our community. We are honored to serve as a conduit for donations that directly benefit children in need

Drop Off Locations:

You can find our donation bins at both of our offices:

  • 34 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA

  • 43 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands, MA

We welcome donations during our regular office hours and encourage donors to call ahead to ensure someone is available to assist.

Accepted Items:

Cradles to Crayons has provided us with a list of items they're most in need of:

  • Clothing (youth sizes 0–20 and adult sizes small & medium)

  • Winter Coats & Jackets (youth sizes 0–20 and adult sizes small & medium)

  • New socks and underwear

  • New Pajamas

  • Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals (infant/child sizes 5–13 & adult sizes 1–10)

  • Books, especially baby board books

  • New arts and crafts/school supplies

  • Unopened diapers and training pants

  • New hygiene items

Unaccepted Items:

Please note that Cradles to Crayons cannot accept the following items:

  • Toys or baby gear of any kind (e.g., stuffed animals, play sets, strollers, car seats)

  • Bathing suits or costumes

  • Bedding

  • Bicycles or ride-on toys

  • Books and clothing with family-related messaging (“I Love Mommy,” “Daddy and I”)

  • Electronics or any DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes/computer games

  • Furniture, household goods/items, or Cribs of any kind (due to recalls)

  • Knitted hats, mittens, or gloves

  • Rackets, mitts, hockey sticks, bats, helmets, skates, shin guards/pads

  • Religious or holiday-related books

  • Used arts and crafts/school supplies

  • Used hygiene products, baby food, breast pumps and supplies, or bottles

  • Used underwear or socks

  • Whitening toothpaste

Your donations can make a real difference in the lives of children in need. Thank you for your generosity and for joining us in supporting Cradles to Crayons' mission to provide every child with the essentials they deserve. Together, we can make a lasting impact on our community

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