Share the spirit of giving this holiday season.
It’s often said that holiday spirit stems not from what you get, but what you give—and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we invite you to start off the season by supporting our friends at Cradles to Crayons®. Join us at the nonprofit’s Giving Factory, located in Logan Square, to help sort and package supplies for local kids in need.
About Cradles to Crayons®
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.
In Illinois, 1 in 4 children under age 5 lives in poverty. More than 197,000 of those children call Chicago home — and each deserves a warm coat for winter and a backpack for the first day of school.
5 PM to 5:30 PM – Snacks, drinks and celebrating the holidays with old and new friends.
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Sort and Package
7:30 PM to 8 PM – More snacks!
There’s no charge for this event, but we appreciate donations for Cradles to Crayons. See the list below for a small sample of new or like-new items to contribute, or check out the nonprofit’s donation guidelines for a more complete list. And if you and your friends or co-workers are up for the challenge, we invite everyone to do their part to give back with an Outfit Pack.
Children ages 5+ are welcome to attend.
Possible donations include:
Hashtags & Handles
Special thanks to LeAnne Wagner and Regan Carey, AIGA Chicago Event Chairs, for organizing this event.