As part of work with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia, a group of CVMNEXT employees completed a volunteer shift at Cradles to Crayons in Conshohocken last week. A non-profit with branches located in the Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago areas, Cradles to Crayons provides children 12-years-old-and-under in homeless or low-income situations with essential home, school and play items they might otherwise go without.
CVMNEXT staff helped to create approximately 100 kid packs, which typically include clothing for one week, a pair of shoes, a book bundle, school supplies and, during winter, a coat, gloves and snow boots. Prior to volunteering, CVMNEXT also held an office collection, and delivered donations of gently used and new clothing, toys and books. For more information on Cradles to Crayons programs in the Philadelphia area, including volunteer and donation opportunities, visit their website.