This fall, Hyde Park Art Center is partnering with Cradles to Crayons for their Gear up for Winter collection drive. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12 living in low-income or homeless situations with the essentials they need to thrive- at home, at school, and at play.
With 1 in 3 children throughout Chicago living in poverty, we rely on community members to donate their new and like-new items to Cradles to Crayons. This fall, Hyde Park Art Center is hosting a collection drive. We will be a “pop-up” drop-off location for community members to bring their donations to be picked up on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Other schools, faith-based groups, and community members throughout the Chicago area are also collecting essential items that can be dropped off at Hyde Park Arts Center until Saturday, October 19th.
All donations will then be brought to The Giving Factory by Cradles staff and our transportation partners.