Community Kids & Families

Cradles to Crayons Partners with BCYFs to Collect Donations for Children in Need

Cradles to Crayons is partnering with Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Boston Children’s Museum to call on Boston residents to participate in a city-wide collection of children’s essentials.

As communities take on spring cleaning and clear out their closets this season, the Boston-based nonprofit asks to keep the collection in mind and donate any new and gently used clothing, shoes, books, and small toys at one of the participating drop-off points throughout the city.

In the North End, drop off your donations at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street.

Donations will be accepted Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 3. In addition to the Nazzaro, you can bring donations to the following locations:

Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

BCYF Curley Community Center – South Boston
1663 Columbia Road
Boston, MA 02127

BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center – Jamaica Plain
20 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

BCYF Hyde Park Community Center – Hyde Park
1179 River Street
Hyde Park, MA 02136

BCYF Roche Community Center – West Roxbury
1716 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

BCYF Roslindale Community Center – Roslindale
6 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131

BCYF Tobin Community Center – Mission Hill
1481 Tremont Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

The drive will culminate in the fun, hands-on Boston Collect & Sort volunteer event at Boston’s Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Auditorium on May 4, 2019.

For more info on the Boston Collect & Sort and donation sites, visit