On Thursday, September 19, the All Points PR team volunteered at Cradles to Crayons in Chicago, IL for our third quarter Positive Impact program.
Cradles to Crayons is a nonprofit organization that equips children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Volunteers can help prepare customized packages of clothing, shoes, books and more for distribution to tens of thousands of children in the communities it serves throughout the year.
At Cradles to Crayons, the All Points team broke up into two groups, with one group sorting through donations in “general sort,” and the other group working in “outfits.” In general sort, the team organized different items into bins, such as clothing, school supplies, baby gear and hygiene products. In outfits, the team put together different clothing packs for girls and boys of different ages, matching together appropriately sized pants, sweaters, shirts and other essential clothing items for the new season.
While working in these groups, the All Points team followed one of the organization’s beliefs, “Quality = Dignity,” to ensure children and families in need are receiving the best and most functional items possible.
Cradles to Crayons reports that there are more than 180,000 children in Chicago who are in need of the essential items that Cradles to Crayons provides. After two hours of volunteering, we were able to help a total of 183 of these children!
The All Points team strives to positively impact communities far and wide through our philanthropic and volunteer efforts with the Positive Impact program. We are passionate about our commitment to corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact on meaningful social, community and environmental organizations. We look forward to the next Positive Impact program and the cause we will serve!
Click here to learn more about the Positive Impact program.