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Cradles to Crayons- The Giving Factory!

We are full-fledged into the Holiday Season and know our friends and customers are great people! Now is a great time to get that house cleaned and get rid of old clothes and toys before Santa comes with new ones! Please remember that there are thousands of children who are less fortunate during this season. B.C. Tent has teamed up with Cradles To Crayons and accepts donations ALL YEAR round for the kids! Make more space for your new gifts and help kids in need. Donations can be dropped off at our office M-F from 9-5 at 25 Bodwell St. in Avon, MA. Come in and say hello and we will make sure your donations get to the children seamlessly! We also have a form for your taxes as well. This is a win, win situation! Cradles to Crayons will be doing a major pick up from our location on December 13th! Make sure to bring your items down before then if possible to make sure they get into the Holiday Pickup Round!

Scroll Down for a list of items Cradles to Crayons will accept.

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Items We Accept

Cradles to Crayons creates KidPacks that are hand-selected with care to meet a local boy or girl’s specific needs and
wants. We accept donations of a wide range of new and gently-used goods that are appropriate for use by children ages newborn to 12.

Our mission strives to provide every child with the essentials they need to feel valued and we ask you to support us in doing so. Therefore, please ensure that your gently-used donations are high-quality: not ripped, stained, broken, or missing pieces. Please review the standards below to ensure we can distribute your donation to a deserving child.

Most Needed Items:

  • Boys coats size 10-12
  • Boys clothing size 5/6-18/20
  • Girls clothing size 5/6
  • Boys gloves for ages 5-7
  • Baby board books

What we accept:

  • Clothing (kids’ sizes 0–20 and adult sizes Small & Medium)
  • Shoes, boots, sneakers, and sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and youth/adult sizes 1–10)
  • Winter and rain jackets
  • New socks and underwear
  • Books, especially baby board books
  • Brand new arts and crafts/school supplies
  • Baby supplies, especially bedding
  • Diapers, all sizes (we also accept clean open diaper packs)
  • Baby equipment, especially strollers and car seats within five years old
  • Toys (new toys are used for birthday gifts)
  • New hygiene supplies for ages 0 to 12
  • Laundry detergent, batteries

What we can’t accept

  • Due to the recent drop‐side crib recall, we are no longer accepting cribs of any kind. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Car seats over five years old
  • DVDs/CD’s/VHS tapes/computer games
  • Religious and Holiday related books/toys
  • Books about families (“I Love Mommy,” “Daddy and I”)
  • Underwear/socks out of its package
  • Violent toys/games
  • Oversized plastic play structures and slides
  • Large backyard toys, baby pools, and structures
  • Stuffed animals
  • Ice skates
  • Used hygiene products/baby food/breast feeding supplies
  • Used arts and crafts/school supplies

Click here  for a more detailed list of our Donation Guidelines.

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