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Review for Cradles to Crayons, Newton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of interning with this organization while in college. While I was there, I got to experience first hand what happens in their 'Giving Factory' on a daily basis. Across MA, there are many families that are (technically) living above the "poverty line" yet still have trouble obtaining daily necessities such as clothing, school supplies, and birthday gifts for their children. C2C works to close that gap. Social workers report to C2C with a list of their family's needed items, and the Volunteers get to shop their way through the aisles of donated items to fill those orders. It feels great to be a part of an organization that is so tangible, as a volunteer you know that those very items you take off the Giving Factory shelves are going to a family with children in need very nearby. Anyone looking to give back to their community should highly consider Cradles to Crayons. They have donation centers across Massachusetts as well as donation programs for kids and adults to participate in (check out their Birthday Star program!). Great organization, great staff members, and a great cause!!! you guys are the best!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Put a Cradles to Crayons location in every major city in the U.S.

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Lasell College (they have great internship opportunities for students in the Boston area!)

Role:  General Member of the Public & Intern- Communications and Public Relations; Lasell College.