Creating Social Value Blog / Service in Action

Volunteering at Cradles to Crayons

Working at Cradles to Crayons this past semester has been an extremely rewarding experience. Cradles to Crayons is an organization which heavily relies on their volunteers, and they do not disappoint. Seeing the amount of people who want to help others and make a difference in a child’s life is very heartwarming. In particular, there was one man who was working in the outfits section and noticed that there weren’t any underwear or socks for the toddlers. Without hesitation, this volunteer went to all the members of his group in the warehouse and asked if they wouldn’t mind donating $5. Within the next hour, the volunteer had gone out and picked up $200 worth of new underwear and socks for the children. Needless to say, his thoughtful and selfless act made a huge impact in the lives of many toddlers.