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Milton Unites for Sixth Annual Cradles to Crayons Drive

Milton residents are asked to collect new and like-new children's items for Cradles to Crayons.

Essential winter items, books, baby gear and more are being collected at multiple Milton sites from now until November 17 to be distributed to children served by Cradles to Crayons.

Cradles to Crayons is thrilled to be working with Milton community schools, businesses and civic associations for the 6th Annual Milton Community Drive for Cradles to Crayons.

From now until Saturday November 17, 2012, multiple community gathering places including Fitness Unlimited, the Milton Police Department, Bent’s Cookie Factory, the Campbell School, the Village School, First Parish Church and all of the Milton Public schools will be asking community members, students and patrons to open their closets and their hearts to donate new and like-new children’s items to be repurposed into unique “kidpacks” of quality clothing, footwear  books and baby gear for local children in need.

We are calling on everyone to donate these critically needed items in the convenient collection boxes at the collection locations or directly at Cunningham Hall on Saturday November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The culmination of this annual community collection will be a grand volunteer sorting event at Cunningham Hall. Volunteers are still needed for this sorting event where collected donations are sized and sorted. Families and individuals are encouraged to come and volunteer at any time during that day. Students are eligible to receive community service credits for their help. 

“This is the sixth year that residents of Milton have teamed up with Cradles to Crayons to support a town-wide collection for local children in need,“ said Kathy Fagan, Milton resident and Director of Community Outreach for Cradles to Crayons. “In addition to creating a convenient way for families and individuals to clean out their closets and donate critically needed children’s items, it is also a great life lesson to our children that, no matter their age, they have the power to help other children who are less fortunate simply by donating their clothing and other items they have outgrown. Cradles to Crayons hopes to help over 50,000 Massachusetts children aged newborn to 12 this year, but can only do this with the help of generous and caring communities like Milton. Please open your closets and help Cradles toCrayons keep local children safe, warm and ready to learn. Thank you, Milton.” 

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer for the November 17 sorting event, contact Kathy Fagan at 617-779-4740 or email kathy@cradlestocrayons.org . For more information about Cradles to Crayons and how else you can help local children in need, please visitwww.cradlestocrayons.org.

-Cradles to Crayons

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