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Review for Cradles to Crayons, Newton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Cradles to Crayons is a well run organziation that fills a true void in the non-profit world. The organization is very effective and efficient. I suggested my neighbor's daughter have her birthday party there as she was looking for a positive world experience rather than more "stuff." The girls were taught a bit about the C2C mission so that they would understand how their efforts contributed, and then kept busy with meaningful work. They had a great time AND felt like the really did something to benefit others. I also think the program targeted at high school kids over the summer is an excellent idea, teaching kids to care for others and learn to give back, as well as the benefits of volunteering.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Interactions with Corporate organizations - very educaitonal and professional. Interactions with individual volunteers - very welcoming and encouraging.

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

Change the dates / times they will accept donations to that it is more convenient for folks that do work to make donations. Have volunteer event between Christmas and New Year's, or other holidays when kids are off from school so that they can participate in volunteer efforts.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Need for so many organizations to have acccess to children's items on demand, as they do not have place to store for when needed - so obvious and yet I had not thought about this issue.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

A well run organization that I know will benefit so many.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Incredibly useful and well run.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor & I was involved with C2C as part of our corporate community events committee, as well as donating numberous times personally.