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Volunteer Project

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 12:00-4:00 PM

About the Volunteer Project

In addition to networking with your peers and learning from expert speakers, attending HCCA’s Compliance Institute gives you the opportunity to help a Boston–area charity. Registration is free for this event. HCCA will provide a volunteer T-shirt, lunch, and transportation to and from the project location. It’s a great opportunity to meet your fellow conference attendees, speakers, and HCCA board members. So remember the Volunteer Project when booking your travel, and be sure to select the Volunteer Project option on your conference registration form or when you register online. 

Volunteers will be helping at The Giving Factory to sort and pack donated items. You may be standing, bending,lifting, and walking on concrete in non-climate controlled areas. Please be sure to wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty. 

About Cradles to Crayons®

Cradles to Crayons logoOUR MISSION is to provide 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. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities.

OUR VISION is that one day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued.

Cradles to Crayons® leads the way in filling an unrecognized yet critical gap in services for families in low-income and poverty situations. We recognize that basic needs such as weather-appropriate clothing, shoes, and books are as important as food and shelter. By providing these items, Cradles to Crayons enables children to participate more fully in school and daily activities.

We collect new and like-new items for children from newborn through age 12 via community drives, drop-boxes, bulk purchases, and corporate donations. Donated items are processed and packaged into KidPacks by thousands of dedicated volunteers at our Giving Factory® and are distributed free of charge through a collaborative, statewide network of social service agencies and school partners.