On May 15 a group of six Microsoft New England employees donated their time and energy at Cradles to Crayons (C2C) in Brighton as part of NERD’s Day of Caring series. Dubbed by the employees as one of their favorite volunteer sites, Cradles to Crayons provides essential items, such as clothes, shoes, toys, books, arts and craft supplies, and toiletries, to babies and young children.
C2C relies on volunteers to inspect, sort, and package thousands of donated items into C2C KidPacks. Because C2C believes that quality begets dignity, all items are thoroughly inspected before being placed in the KidPacks. C2C’s high standard of quality is also reflected in their warehouse (known as the Giving Factory), which is bright, well organized, and filled with friendly staff and volunteers.
While at C2C, the Microsoft volunteers created 93 KidPacks that will be delivered to low income and homeless children. Each pack was created with a specific child’s needs in mind. If a child requested a birthday present, volunteers hand decorated a gift bag and chose two age-appropriate presents.
Microsoft is proud to work with C2C at several volunteer events throughout the year and to host a giving tree at NERD during the holiday season. Check out the C2C “Everyday Essentials” video to learn more about the organization and sign up online today to volunteer at the Giving Factory. If you have already volunteered, tweet us about your C2C experience.