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February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

While I was doing my international internship in the USA, I also had the opportunity to work with cradles to crayons.
I really liked the atmosphere and the people we worked with.
Cradles to crayons is a wonderful organization and I appreciate everything they do.
Thank you for a
wonderful experience.

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February 9, 2011

We found Cradles to Crayons through my husbands company. They volunteered for the day and he was really impressed with the organization. It helps such a wide range of ages for children and they go above and beyond thinking about the needs of the children. My sons are 6 and 3 and they gather up their toys that they don't play with anymore and we drive over there and donate them. It is a nice feeling to know that we have a place like this close to home that is making a difference and we are looking forward to volunteering there as well. I have told many friends and family about CtoC and will contine to spread the word. MaryJo Greco

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by donating toys and clothes

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create several more locations...

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

I first went to Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia with my GlaxoSmithKline work group as part of a volunteering day. I was instantly impressed by the amount of donations received at the site, as well as the organization of the different items (clothes, toys, shoes, books, etc) at the site. In addition, everyone at the site was so friendly and easy to work with. I left that day feeling like I had actually done something worthwhile, and it was a great feeling that I was able to help out. I wanted to find out more ways to help out such a great organization.
After moving closer to the site in Conshohocken, I learned about the Young Friends of Cradles to Crayons. I knew that this was my opportunity to get more involved, and I have now been a part of the group for ~3 months. My roommates and I attend the volunteering sessions each month, and have attended other events to raise money for the organization. Knowing that my time is going towards keeping kids warm and making them smile is probably my favorite part of being involved with Cradles to Crayons. I think that Cradles to Crayons is a truly amazing organization that is run well and I am very proud to say that I volunteer for Cradles to Crayons.

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I have been able to see the completed care packages that are to be sent out to children, and it's a wonderful feeling. Knowing that this will brighten a child's day is spectacular, and the fact that each package is customized for a particular child allows me to really care about the clothes that I am picking out or the toys that I am choosing for the child.

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I would make sure that everyone knew about Cradles to Crayons. I feel if more people knew about Cradles to Crayons, they would be more willing to get involved.

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February 9, 2011

My high school aged children and I volunteered at Cradles to Crayons multiple times over the last 2 years. By having an opportunity to work in a variety of different areas in the warehouse, we could see how our work touched a multitude of people. Well organized volunteer coordinators make this truly fulfilling volunteer experience.

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

My high school aged children and I volunteered at Cradles to Crayons multiple times over the last 2 years. By having an opportunity to work in a variety of different areas in the warehouse, we could see how our work touched a multitude of people. Well organized volunteer coordinators make this truly fulfilling volunteer experience.

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

My college age daughter and I volunteered at Cradles-to-Crayons several times during the past summer. The staff was engaged and clearly passionate about their work. They are well organized, and have a very easy to follow workflow. I plan on bringing my youngest son's Cub Scout den to sort clothes as a community service activity in the near future.

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Feeling more engaged in the community

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More weekend hours to volunteer

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

I volunteer with Cradles 2 Crayons in Philadelphia through my work. I learned a lot about the organization through my volunteer experience. I was so impressed with their business model that I began directing my United Way donations to their organization so I can assist their cause even when I can't donate my time.

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volunteering

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Expand to more cities.

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

Recently my son organized a family 'volunteer evening' at Cradles To Crayons. The staff was very well organized and made us feel at home.

It is easy to see how important the work is to the underserved community in Philadelphia, made possible by Cradles to Crayons.

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

This past Saturday 2/5 was the first time I volunteered with C2C and was thoroughly impressed with the organization. It is very well run and organized and as a volunteer, I felt appreciated and that my efforts will directly have a positive impact on the children. I would (and have) recommended the organization to friends and family as a place they should consider becoming involved with in the near future.

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not change a thing- it is very well run and organized. I think they use what resources they have very effectively.

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

I loved that Cradles to Crayons made it extremely easy to volunteer and help our greater community. We held a drive at our church and it was so much fun to see how all ages were excited to drop stuff off in our bin. This really is an all ages experience that benefits our neighbors!

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I dropped off the items at Cradles to Crayons that our church collected.

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The organization is well run, the employees are easy to contact and having a drive is a very easy way to get involved. At this time I don't have any specific things that I would change.

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Every year, Cradles to Crayons engages thousands of individuals in fun, meaningful volunteer opportunities. We welcome volunteers as young as 5 to roll up their sleeves and help to provide local in-need children with the essential items they need and deserve. Together, children and adults inspect, sort, and package new and like-new donations into customized "C2C KidPacks". Activities are appropriate for individuals, families, students, community and corporate groups. Our Giving Factory warehouse can accommodate up to 200 volunteers at a time, making volunteering easy and accessible for company or department wide service days. Inquiry about a 2-hour volunteer shift on our website. Volunteer